A look at why I chose to live a self-reliant lifestyle and the questions each of us need to answer before delving into the magical world of off-grid homesteading.
For 20 years, we employed the most basic of method’s for making hot water for our daily needs. Discusses some options for domestic hot water.
I look at the questions and considerations everyone should ask themselves as they search for that perfect homestead site.
For the last 17 years, we have incorporated a thermosiphon loop and a cook wood stove to provide all of our hot water needs on our off-grid wilderness homestead.
In this last installment of the homestead water supply, I’ll explain how we modified our wilderness water system by hand digging a water well. And how we overcame the challenge of digging it in pure sand.
After 20 years in Maine, we made the big move to a remote lake in the Canadian wilderness. In this post, I’ll look at how we hand dug a 200 foot trench, installed pipe and set up a water system to draw our homestead’s water from the lake. We will use a motor powered piston […]