I am a 50 year old guy. I have been living off grid in an 8x24 foot shack since Oct 25 2009. (Finally moved into the house in the fall of 2012). So far I am loving every minute of it. My solar power system is working better than I have expected from it. Shortly after moving out here, it turned real cold for about a week. Pretty close to minus 40 C/F. I thought I was in for a deadly cold winter, but it actually turned out to be pretty mild from what I am used to. I am in the process of building my dream cabin(home), but things have been moving along rather slowly, mostly because of lack of knowledge, and alot of the time I get busy on my pay job. It would really be kinda neat to be in the new house by this winter, but I will make no promises. I am going to remain off grid, because I like it. I used to worry about what everyone thought of me for wanting to live like this, but now that I have been doing it, and know that it totally works for me, I don't really care what anyone thinks anymore. The more I live like this, the more I feel that I am actually the smarter one. lol. If anyone has any questions or comments, please feel free, I would love to hear from you.
This is a personal blog, mainly for my own use. I am building a house with my own two hands, but I am learning alot of things as I go. I do not claim to know what I am doing, or if anything I do is even close to being done correctly or safely. So please, if you are planning on using any of my ideas or methods for your own use, please get professional advice before actually following through with your actions. I will not be held responsible for any injuries or damages of any kind caused by information or comments from this blog.