So our wendy is finally up – albeit not insulated yet, or treated – and we got to spend a few (absolutely freezing) days in it! This gave me the opportunity to test out our solar equipment and see if Read More
AT LONG LAST! We have really been given a crash course into how the best laid plans can go awry. In my last post, we were preparing for the wendy house to be erected on 15 April. Well… Let’s just Read More
Finally, we settled on starting with a part of the bigger plan – building the shed / workshop and chicken coop roof to make a small but liveable cabin home that should serve us for the next year to two years.
The old adage “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” is critically important in your journey to living off grid. I’d like to chat a bit about my process and thoughts around this by discussing these four main points:
Our first camping experience on our land, meeting people in the community and so much more.
I was super excited to try out our new composting toilet with urine separator which had arrived from Sulvantutch just in time for our first camping stay on our land.
So, how did the experience go, you might want to know?
Short answer: Not so great.
The amazing simplicity and efficiency of rocket stoves, rocket stove mass heaters and rocket stove mass water heaters. What they are, how they work and how to make your own.
Looking at back up systems and alternative water heating solutions to combine with a solar water heating system.
In part 2 we look at environmental and climate considerations to help choose the right combination of solar water heating systems and collectors.
Learning about the different types of solar geysers / solar water heaters, from direct passive ICS’s to indirect active flat plates and everything in between, along with the pros and cons of each system