In this article I go over the basic tools I have used and recommend for people either looking to live off the grid or move into the simple living lifestyle. I have provided the links below to all the tools I not only recommend, but I actually own myself, you can rest assured they are verified and tested by yours truly.
Unless you have unlimited resources, plenty of time, and the patience to have others do your work for you, you will probably have to learn a lot of new skills as you construct your off-grid or more remote home.
As those who are trying to live a simpler more remote lifestyle know, the work on your property never ends. You are always trying to come up with ways to make things easier and more cost effective when possible. A good utility trailer is a must for people living out in the sticks, but they can be pretty expensive for a good one, even used. I found a new utility trailer for close to the price of beat up used one some years back. The problem was the side rails were pretty low as it was primarily made for hauling small all terrain vehicles.
Well, after watching this episode you will begin to see why I’m calling this season “Fixing Stupid.” I point out just a small part of what my now terminated contractor did last season. Needless to say, his work was some of the worst I have ever seen. With that being said, I’m knee deep fixing everything so I can start with a clean slate. So far me and a helper have spent a month and a half fixing all the crappy work (a generous description) my former General Contractor did last season. After thousands of dollars in materials, and hundreds of hours of labor, I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully in the near future I will begin starting on the next phase and leave this “Fixing Stupid” stuff behind.