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Living Off The GridUrban Homesteading

How to Live Off the Grid in the City

Most people who live in an urban environment don’t even consider the possibility of going off the grid. But even though there are some additional hoops to jump through, it’s a perfectly...

Living Off The Grid

Build an Off-Grid Log Cabin for Debt-Free Living

Steve Hickman and his wife, DeLaura Padovan, live mortgage-free in an off-grid log cabin that Steve designed and built himself in King George, Virginia. "It's still not 'technically' finished,"

Living Off The Grid

Net Metering: Take the Power Away from the Utility Companies

I've known Dave and Sierra Hollister since their adult kids were knee-high to a grasshopper. They made history in my home state of North Carolina...blazing a pioneering trail for...

Living Off The Grid

What Does Living Off The Grid Mean?

What does it mean to live off the grid, and why are so many people choosing it? Off-grid living is a lifestyle typically characterized by complete separation from municipal water, power, and...

Living Off The Grid

Live Off the Grid…and Never Be Bored Again

When I moved out of the city and into a backwoods cabin in the mountains nearly 25 years ago, I had the desire to live a more off-grid life. But I didn't have the kinds of habits and knowledge...

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Is it Illegal to Live Off the Grid?

America has long been referred to as the “Land of the Free.” So why is it that homesteaders wanting to make their own way in the world are often unfairly targeted by local, state, and...

Living Off The Grid

How to Build Your Own DIY Wind Turbine

Wind turbines, are an effective way to harness renewable energy for your home. Large wind turbines stretch hundreds of feet into the air and can...

Living Off The Grid

Step Back From the Grindstone and Live Your Ideal Life

If you are like most mature Americans, you're still struggling to make ends meet, while spending a fortune on basic overhead and repayment of debt. You may see no clear path forward to retirement...

Living Off The GridSimple Living

Taking Time to Appreciate the Delights of Off-Grid Living

There is nothing more appealing to me, than waking each day, and looking outside at the snow to see what kind of animals may have visited during the night. We live off the grid in...