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  1. Country Living / Off the Grid
    I’m the Researcher for a new U.S network TV Series, Homes Unplugged. In the show we help people who are looking to change their city lifestyles for a more wholesome off the grid existence. We’ve just been commissioned for an eight-part series after filming the pilot in 2014. The family who...
  2. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>I've been looking at alternative laundry washers and am stuck! I would like to find something that will be easy to use and allow us to wash more of our clothes without electricity use. I have a wonder washer and am not a fan. It works great if needed but can be a hassle to use and isn't that...
  3. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>Hi all! Does anyone have any great book or other resource recommendations about getting started living off the grid?  I'm curious particularly about things like obtaining electricity and internet  (I work from home and would need both on a daily basis) if you are off the grid. </p> <p> </p>...
  4. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>One thing lead to another, and a little while ago my husband and I "snapped" and are now hoping / planning to find a spot to homestead and go as off-the-grid and self-sufficient as possible.</p> <p> </p> <p>Here's our current situation -</p> <p>twin 6 year old girls</p> <p>lots of debt</p>...
  5. Country Living / Off the Grid
    Any experiences with this? I'm just curious to hear how it worked for you!
  6. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>The title stays it all.</p> <p> </p> <p>We have one vehicle - an SUV that only fits two car seats in the back. We want to have a 3rd child and need a vehicle that can hold 3 carseats - infant carseat, Britax, and booster (or another Britax).</p> <p> </p> <p>The pick-up truck will be our work...
  7. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>Hello - I'm new here, but my husband and I have always had self-sustaining goals/dreams. Well, a piece of property has come up for sale and we've decided it's time to raise funds for a non-profit self-sustaining ranch for families who are homeless or nearly homeless (unemployed...
  8. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>this could go under frugality or environmental, but figured people living off grid are for sure doing this -- i am looking for advice on where to find the very best clothes drying line. and any other advice about using one. such as clothes pins, are there a better type?</p>
  9. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>As I wait for the time I can get on a big piece of land and grow our own food and fully realize my dreams, meanwhile living halfway there in the country with chickens and a garden and maple trees, I find my goals changing. I no longer want to go agricultural really. Now I want to get to our...
  10. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>Has anyone here had any experience salting their own pork? My mother is trying to make salt pork with some of the fat from the pigs we raised and went to a farm and garden store and asked for salt to make salt pork, they gave her a bag of ice melt but then she noticed the bag says not for...
  11. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>~~my neighbor brought me back a deer ham from his recent hunting trip. its my first time cooking venison (I've eaten it before once or twice) so I googled it and found that I should brine the ham. I had to go and buy a huge stock pot to fit it in, and I mixed up the salt water this morning...
  12. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>DH and I finally agreed after we finish fixing up our current house and sell it, that we'll buy some land and start building our dream house and we want to live as self reliant as possible. I'm so excited and already started planning out details! I definitely would love to grow a large...
  13. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>I'm stoked about this section of the website, it's right up my alley!</p> <p> </p> <p>We bought our 15acres a year ago and our cabin is almost ready, hoping to have it done before xmas. We don't have running water, we do have electricity (we want to go solar eventually), cabin is heated w/...
  14. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>Hubby and I have been trying desperately to find ways to get ahead and have made significant strides over the past few years, to where we now feel more comfortable with our income.  We have been frugal with many things, including staying in a tiny 2-bedroom home even with 6 people (plus...
  15. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>I am seriously wanting to get a small flock of quail. I have been thinking about it for years, but there is a nice small chicken coop going on sale this weekend at a farm store and it may push me over the edge. :-)</p> <p> </p> <p>I have posted to backyardchickens but no replies to my thread...
  16. Country Living / Off the Grid
    I am completely lost in my search for a good composting toilet. What I'm looking for: a lower maintenance toilet that runs on electricity, flushes with air and a small amount of water, and composts. It needs to be functional for full time large family use. Most of the toilet reviews I see are...
  17. Country Living / Off the Grid
    Ok so we (meaning my husband and I) have been building our home and finally are out here. We've been commuting back and forth from our original home in the city as we've been building a new one and fixing the old one to sell. We live in tn which is very hot and humid. In the woods for shade. We...
  18. Country Living / Off the Grid
    <p>Anybody here take their family and live full time on the road in a motorhome, RV or similar? If so what is it really like? What parts are difficult? Especially things you might not think of before living that way. How did you go with small children on board? How did you manage laundry? What...
  19. Country Living / Off the Grid
    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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