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I love living off the grid. If you are thinking of making the move to an off grid lifestyle, here are the most important things to know — plus some of my top tips to get you started.
Stuck in the suburbs? Want to be more self-sufficient? Are you longing to get back to a simpler time? This article will show you all the different ways you can homestead while living in a city.
Some birds fly repeatedly at windows as they attack their reflection. This can be worrying to humans. Here are a few ideas that really work to stop birds doing this. The remedies are cheap to implement and will stop birds injuring themselves on shiny glass.
In this article, I show you how you can make distilled water at home with nothing more than a pot and some ice.
We live off the grid so we harvest and store our own rainwater. Here's how we set up water storage tanks to collect enough rain to supply our home and gardens. Instructions and photos.
What tactics do burglars use in order to gain access to your home? And what tactics of your own can you use to fool them?
Background to why and how we laid plastic grids for our gravel drive, including our choice for which plastic grids to use based on price and quality. Then ending my article with a basic step-by-step guide to laying the grids on the driveway and backfilling with gravel to provide a stable surface.
If you live in Florida or Texas or any other state that has experienced the wrath of a Hurricane you know the importance of hurricane preparedness. The 2018 hurricane season starts June 1st and is predicted to be an active one.
When you are ready to move, make sure you keep important contacts in the loop. Here's a handy checklist of important people to stay in touch with after you change addresses.
Chopping firewood is fun, it's great exercise, and if you use wood to heat your home and you're not chopping yet - well, it's high time you learned that firewood should warm you twice! Here's just about everything you need to know to get choppin'.
If you've decided to embrace the car free lifestyle, but don't know how to start, this article is for you. If you're already living without a car and finding it difficult, this article can help make it easier. Read on . . .
As you grow older your existing house may not be safe anymore. Check these house design ideas to make it kid and elderly friendly now and for the future
My family has been successfully living off the grid for over ten years. Here's how we put nature to work to support our off-grid lifestyle, including solar lights and appliances indoors and outdoors.
Everybody knows milk, eggs, and certain other foods expire. However, you will be very surprised that products other than foods also expire. This article contains some real shockers.