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Eco Blog

/ˈiːkəʊ/adjective
eco, not harming the environment; eco friendly
/blɒɡ/verb
blog, to update or add regular content to a website, typically in an informal conversational style.
Our Eco Blog shares our journey to living off grid and self sustainably here in South Africa, as well as tips, research and useful information on living an eco friendly life!
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Climbing the mountain gorge with spectacular views

Farmstead Update February 2021

Two years after our journey started, we’re living off grid and self sustainably in our little eco friendly home in South Africa. It’s been an incredible journey! And every day just gets better.

One Year Off Grid

One Year Off Grid

We’ve been living off grid on our land for just over a year now, read on to find out how it’s going!

Home taking shape December 2019

Home Taking Shape December 2019

Our journey to living off grid and self sustainably in South Africa: In December, we continue building our eco-friendly home, a timber frame clad with

Progress Update October 2019

Off Grid Progress October 2019

In the latest installment in our journey to living off grid and sustainably in South Africa – our big solar system arrives, and we get water

Third Month On The Farmstead

Third Month on the Farmstead

OUR JOURNEY OFF GRID: I rolled into my third month of living permanently on our piece of land somewhat worse for wear. While the progress we’d made in July and August was really exciting, there were a lot of challenges to overcome along the way! 

Building Our Off Grid Home August 2019

Building Our Home August 2019

Our journey to living off grid and sustainably in South Africa continues… August was an exciting month! I GET A SHOWER! Fairy lights, bonfires and a veranda with a SHOWER!

Building Our Off Grid Home July 2019

Building Our Off Grid Home July 2019

Our journey to living off grid and self sustainably in South Africa: Building our off grid home. Find out how my first month in the cabin went.

About Our Area

A Bit About Our Beautiful Area

We found the perfect piece of off grid land to build our sustainable homestead on. Here’s some info on our beautiful area, and it’s rich history.

The Cabin Is Up! But… Oh No…

The next installment of our journey to living off grid and sustainably in South Africa continues! In March we camped on our land for the first time and organized to have a budget wendy house put up the next month. This is the story of how no plan survives first contact.

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Our Tiny House Layout Plans

We’ve bought a piece of off grid land in the Western Cape, and we’re putting up a little wood cabin on it for us to live in. Now all I need to do is squeeze a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, lounge, office, two humans, three dogs and a cat into a 3m x 6m (18m2) space. Aaaaaaaand go.

First Camp On Our Land

Our first camping experience on our land, meeting people in the community and so much more.