James Burri's Off Grid Wisdom
Need a cozy place to stay while building your dream place ,this a frame would be quick cheap and easy add some insulation and laugh at winter storms ,earthquake resistant wind resistant ,not my idea but thought i would share .
Down at the chicken shack LOL
Yes i built a chicken shack and its on skids its 4x8 feet and had 4 chickens in it that laid eggs everyday for three years .Chicken Shack rear chicken door rope pulled door closed from front roost automatic feeder and water with nest boxes inside chicken run built from this back wall fenced
The biggest step to being off the grid is heat security !!!!
Having an all electric home is rolling the dice each winter even gas or oil heat depends on electric to work , having a wood stove inside is the most direct way to heat but causes many problems , Insurance companies may not allow it,ashes and bark mess plus smoke every time you open the door ?????? The old flue fire worry ??????
Having an outside furnace fixes those problems although you have to go outside Evey six to eight hours to reload wood and here in this photo i am doing just that LOL but the security of knowing its going to be there ice storm or blizzard is worth it.
Hot water wood furnace costs 3 times as much and much harder to maintain !!!