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Want to start a off grid lifestyle. how do i start?
This is a discussion on Want to start a off grid lifestyle. how do i start? within the Alternative Energy (Wind, Solar, Hydro etc) forums, part of the Off-Grid Lifestyle category; Originally Posted by MountainMan
Well if you're interested in going off grid at home, contact me. I run a nonprofit that is planning and funding ...
this going to be in the cincinnati area?
Originally Posted by MountainMan
I guess what you call off the grid and I do are different. Buying land will put you very much on the grid as at that point there is a deed of record, taxes etc. By off the grid I thought you meant get in a position where governments loose you through the cracks completely. The only way you could do that on land is join the ever growing homeless population.
Originally Posted by joec
I did that for 5 years. Really enjoyed it too. Back on land with a family but the boat is still our bug out plan.
"Erosion of our rights just takes a few good men doing nothing"
Who is John Galt?
I did also back in the early 80's myself with a 56' (water line) catch rigged Endeavor. Wife and 4 kids lived very comfortably on that boat.
Originally Posted by Piratesailor
Where would this community be?
Originally Posted by MountainMan
"The greatest danger to American freedom is a government that ignores the Constitution."Thomas Jefferson
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." -Benjamin Franklin
Get off te compute and buy a tent and go live in the woods
I would think that the min piece of ground you would be looking for would be about 5 acres. Un improved with no utilities and none close by. First, put the min. down payment you can on it. Second, buy an older mobil home, single wide, which you can find a trashed one usually about 1 -2 thousand frn's. Next, level it, and gut the entire thing. After gutting, lay down a 1/2" OSB flooring right over the stripped down original floor. Glue and screw it down with sub floor adheisive. Next, decide how you want the layout to be. Then using all 2x4's build your new interior walls. For instance, I made my living room larger, took out the rear bathroom, and made it a nice super sized pantry with a single bed to support an overnight guest. Then redesigned an entirly new kitchen, bathroom and master bedroom. Changed all the wiring from the crappy old alum. wire to 12-2 copper wire. Now, I added an office in the front, 12x20 and built an entirely new gable roof over the entire mobil, using new coragated metal to surface that with and "painted" that with white elestrometric coating. Insulates pretty well. I also insulated on top of the original roof with r-30 , covering all of the mobil with that.
Insulated the bar walls, and then sheet rocked the entire inside area. Tiled the kitchen floor and carpeted the rest. Other then the carpet, I did all the work myself, and it is quite cozy inside. Oh, jerked out all the old appliances including the forced air heat, and installed all new propane units. My heating is a cozy heater in the bedrooom (vented through the wall) and one small blue flame heater here in the office, and a larger one mounted on the wall in the living room. They all work with thermostats and are quite safe and cozy. And here in N. E. Az, we get down to -22 below.
I also changed out and reframed for all new double pane windows. Total cost, less then $20,000.00 and paid cash for everything as we went.
Over the years , I have installed my solar system, wind gennies, and 3 back up generators.
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