Oh boy where has the time gone so much to do haha. I know my video updates suck, as far as getting them out within a decent time frame, but I’m getting there. I will honestly say after spending 10 hours a day, pretty much everyday tying to run a business and build a house off the grid, posting things on my blog or social media is the last thing on my mind at the end of the day. But the good news is I’m done for the season so I will be rolling the updates out there at a consistent pace.
Here is Episode 12 of “Gary’s Off The Grid Project.”
When it comes to Off The Grid living there are definitely numerous challenges. When building your house in a remote location just getting the equipment and supplies to the build site can be one of the biggest stumbling blocks. Not only is it difficult, but it can be pretty expensive. It has added thousands of dollars in additional costs for me, but it will be well worth it in the end. Peace and quiet comes with a price haha.
Here is Episode 11 of “Gary’s Off The Grid Project.”
Hey folks, I know it has been a bit long on the updates, but I promise you I have been keeping busy with my off the grid project. I just started getting everything in order to build the house, to include permits, site prep and all that other fun stuff. In this episode I will show you the building site preparation, and what the final plans are for the house construction. Make sure to stay tuned, because I will have more videos coming shortly. I’m doing my best to document all the construction, so you can see how this crazy project is coming together.
Since I started my “Off The Grid Project” many of you have asked me how I found the my property. A few of you have even noted that it looks amazing, and I’d like to humbly agree. The best part it didn’t cost nearly what most of you think, and it is in the affordable price range for nearly everyone.
But as to the question of how I actually found it… Well, that is not an easy question to answer. It didn’t happen overnight, and there is no magic formula for finding a great place to get off the grid. As I have discussed previously, my property is unique to my wants and desires, and yours should be specific to your own goals as well.
When you are thinking about living off the grid, or even contemplating starting a more self-sufficient lifestyle, I think you need a solid starting point. As I preach in my The Simple Life book series, it is always better to have a plan and take it slow in the beginning.
Many people today, with our instant gratification thought process, forget that great things come with time and perseverance.
The journey of what I’m attempting with my “off the grid project” started several years ago when I decided to downsize and simplify my life. After owning several homes that were much bigger than I needed, and filled with crap that I would never use, I decided it was time for a change.