Off-Grid Video Extravaganza Part 6 of 6
“The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”
Walden Inspired Off-Grid Living
By Bev Sandlin, Executive Editor
This video brought back a lot of memories for me, because back in 1985 I bought 10 undeveloped acres and created a home out of an old 400 square foot fishing cabin, with two toddlers and no man—and no money. No electricity, no running water, and no camper. I still remember when the lights came on and 2.5 years into the project we finally got running water! But we survived and I had the place bought and paid for in 4.5 years and the house grew to over 3,000 square feet.
Yes, this is a long video and obviously well-funded, but it also presents the preparedness mindset, ideas on how to find land, log cabin building, dealing with the kids in a move like this, water witching and a dug shallow well, repurposing buildings, rain harvesting, plastic cisterns, a mobile generator on wheels, spray foam insulation, solar and wind energies and a heated outhouse! I think it is worth the time, besides Thoreau is my favorite author!
1 hour, 7 min 25 seconds:
In 2006, Les Stroud produced a special documenting his family’s journey to building an off-the-grid home. The show, Off the Grid with Les Stroud, chronicled the process of buying property and refitting an old farm house with solar and wind power, a rain catcher and well, the adjustments the Stroud family had to make to adapt to this style of living.
This is the last day of our Off-Grid Video Extravaganza! Okay guys and gals, it is YOUR turn to give a thumbs up or thumbs down! Please go to the comments and leave a comment or just a thumbs up or down, so I know whether this interests you or not. SCP is all about YOU, but we need to know what YOU want!
A Smile for You…
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Who was the first person to say, “See that chicken there? I’m gonna eat the next thing that comes outta its butt.
If Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why is there a song about him?
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