2015 Highlights of Our Living off the Grid Journey

We won't soon forget all of the hard work it's taken to get here. Never in a million years did we think that we'd end the year 2015 by living on our own property.

I don't know about you, but every time I near the end of the year, I take a moment to reflect on everything that happened that year. It's easy to feel like I didn't get enough done, but when I look back on the year, I'm always pleasantly surprised at what was accomplished and … [Read more...]

Top 9 Methods of Finding Reclaimed Building Materials ($15,000 Savings in Two Months!)

We were able to get 2,000 bricks ($4,700 value) for just $75. We can't even explain all of the uses for brick but let your mind wander!

One of the most difficult parts of buying land and starting an off-grid homestead from scratch is coming up with enough money to buy what you need without going broke or using credit. Whether it's building materials, clothing and essentials, tools or an off-grid hot tub, chances … [Read more...]