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Living Off-Grid

Going off-grid was a personal decision that our family made and it was not made lightly. You are choosing alternative sources of power and water to lesson your carbon footprint and save money. It takes planning and understanding how the entire system works and know that sometimes it can be a little bit of work. The average person uses about…

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The Top 3 Things We Learned from Our Off-Grid Tiny HOMEstead

Most people that live the tiny house lifestyle do not choose to go off-grid and build a farm. However, for us it was a no-brainer. Our hearts and minds knew this was the place for us and exactly what we wanted to do. In January of 2015 we purchased our 15 acres in rural Tennessee. In August of 2015 we…

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DIY Activated Charcoal

Amongst all the wonderful ways that activated charcoal can be used, it’s place for filtering water, is one of its most useful and irreplaceable roles. When living off grid, having a clean source of consumable water, is not just a luxury. Unless you have a natural spring as a water source, you will need a way of filtering the water…

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