Electricity on demand, running water and 24 hour convenience stores make life easier, that’s a fact. To live off the grid can seem daunting at times, but it’s worth it, believe me. Off grid living has not only saved us tons of cash on our bills each year, but we live freer, happier and healthier. The world has so many problems right now and we decided to take it upon ourselves to make things better. Our contribution to a better world is small, but we’re not alone. Thousands of like-minded folks have taken up the challenge of going off the grid.
Where Do I Start?
Start by reducing your electricity bill. This can be achieved by installing solar panels and wind turbines. Yes, solar panels can be expensive, but diy solar panels can save you $1000’s and they’re not that hard to make. All you need is access to the right information. Go to: www to learn more about that. The same can be said for wind turbines. It is sad to think that most households today pay around $700/m average just for water and electricity. Water is a bit complicated, but electricity can be easily generated using the wind and the sun.
Growing your own food can be just as easily achieved and save you as much as $5000/year! There are many ways to do this. Building your own greenhouse is one of them. An aquaponics system in your garage is another. If you have a bit more space you can grow an eco-organic vegetable patch in your backyard Go to www for more information on that. Not only will you have fresh herbs, vegetables and flowers year round, you will also eat much healthier. None of the pesticides and hormones that commercial farmers use will be consumed by your family, no sirree.
Protect yourself and your family by growing your own food and producing your own electricity. You can collect rainwater and filter it to help release the pressure on the system. Reduce your carbon footprint by recycling and produce less waste. Drive a smaller car. Properly insulate your house to reduce your demand for heating. Off grid living can be achieved in so many ways, you just have to know where to start.
To really go off the grid you will ultimately have to move to the country. Country living provides fresh air and lots of space. Unfortunately, that is not an option for many of us and we have to make do with our circumstances. The good news is that we can make a huge difference and save tons of cash just by making a few changes. It really starts with making a conscious decision to make a difference, however small. The best part off going off the grid is you’ll be leading a happier, healthier life.
Get Off the Grid, Stay Off the Grid!