Deciding how basic you would like to go off-grid is a very personal decision and different for everyone. I have some neighbors that have a gas generator and use propane (cooking and heating) while others operate 100% off their solar generators and wood stoves. The answer for what "works" for you will vary, based on … Continue reading Off Grid Conversions
I know everyone is wondering where all the toilet paper went? I actually did too when I saw the aisles in our local stores and questioned if the Coronavirus gave you diarrhea.Having grown up in the Middle East, you never knew when the next shipment would come in. My family went one year before they … Continue reading Out of toilet paper??
...if we allow it. One of the many things that I reminded of whenever I go out to my little cabin in the woods is that you don't need a lot to get by, survive or even thrive in life. It is so easy to get caught up in the things that you want, or … Continue reading Life could be so simple…
For our little dry cabin, I REALLY wanted a sink and a medicine where I could brush my teeth, take out my contacts, and even do my hair. My neighbors/friends use a 12v water pump connected to their battery in order to have a full functioning faucet. Basically the faucet draws water from a fresh … Continue reading Off-Grid Sink
We have had our plot of land for about 3 years and our dry cabin for about 1.5 years and it is still a work in progress. As we were reminiscing about how we found this land and why we decided on this place over another, I thought I would write about what exactly was … Continue reading Things to Think About Before Buying Land
After buying our place, we noticed that other people named their camps. We thought it was fun and started thinking of names of our own. Some people used their last names for their cabins and some used how their built theirs (i.e. a neighbor built his cabin with the money he made on "Wall $treet") … Continue reading Picking a Cabin Name
As I mentioned in an earlier post, we wanted to build a small cabin of about 600 square feet (a 20x30) with propane, septic and a well; however, with state regulations that dream died unless we wanted to pay closer to $100k for a vacation/getaway spot. We spoke to our neighbors about what they do … Continue reading RV or Dry Cabin?