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#1 of 5 Old 08-13-2013, 06:09 PM - Thread Starter
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We live on 30 acres of land and are building an earthship. Very exciting but a whole lot of work. We probably won't be living in it for another 2 years, we currently live in a mobile home on the property, which is fine.
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Following -- we aren't anywhere near being off-grid but it's a fantasy! 

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I think you are awesome! We are looking for property right now that is suitable to build an earth ship on, I would love to follow your journey. We hope to start building in the spring as soon as the snow melts.
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We have 30 acres also and are in the process of going semi off-grid.  We have a rainwater collection system and a well and are putting in solar panels and a composting toilet.  We are sort of doing one thing at a time with the eventual goal of being completely self sufficient.  I'm excited to see what others are doing.

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With 3 kids and a hubby who gets stressed when crowded (and I do too moderately), I think I need to wait til some of them are grown and gone. I want a good yurt for a couple years to save up to build our own house. How are you doing with the small home and kids? Is the big space outside enough to help that issue? What about when the weather's bad?

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