Best Places to Live with Minimal Building Codes: Pocahontas County, West Virginia

“Pocahontas County is a county located in the U.S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,719. Its county seat is Marlinton. The county has a total area of 942 square miles (2,440 km2). … Continue reading →

11 Years Living Off-Grid

“Hélène Dubé and her partner Alain Neveu from Es-Cargo http://www.es-cargo.qc.ca/ have lived off-grid in Quebec, Canada for 11 years in a self-built earthship style home made of recycled tires filled with earth and large south-facing windows.” Note: I recommend using … Continue reading →

Building Off the Grid TV Show is Looking for Projects

“Hello, I’m a casting director with Warm Springs Productions and the DIY network. The first season of the DIY’s show “Building Off the Grid” was such a huge success that we’re now casting a second season! We’re looking all across … Continue reading →

50+ Year Old Couple Build Off Grid Cob/Strawbale Tiny House for $30k

Nice couple. Good video that explains how they built their 20’x30’ (600 sq. ft.) home with cash without debt by recycling and repurposing almost all materials. The $30,000 cost included a septic tank and well. They combined cob, strawbale and … Continue reading →

Off Grid Crockpot?

“Jocelyn at Wheaton Labs walks us through another important part of self reliant living. These cooking methods can save you fuel and allow you to conveniently cook food while you are away from home without danger of fire or power … Continue reading →