A Quick and Easy Guide To Living Off The Grid

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Homesteaders and those who want to be either energy conscious or have the autonomy of living self sustainably will tell you that living off the grid is a great way to go. Living independently of the energy grid means that you have everything you need to take care of yourself and your family by growing your own food, harvesting your own energy, collecting your own water and disposing of your own waste. It’s an awesome start towards self-sufficiency too!

 

 

 

A Quick and Easy Guide To Living Off The Grid

 

 

Living off the grid isn’t for everyone

 

There are different “levels” of living off the grid. You can choose how self-sufficient you want to be. Living fully off-grid is not for everyone. But many people find it easy to live a “half on, half off” lifestyle. This is where they may still be hooked up to the city’s septic system, or may still have city energy in case of emergency. But are mostly generating their own energy.

 

Living off the grid has incredible benefits! It allows you to live a simple life, away from the complications that city life can bring and without excess. It allows you to lead a healthier lifestyle by choosing what food and toxins you are exposed to on a daily basis. It’s also good for the planet. This is because it lowers your carbon footprint significantly.

 

Living off the grid has incredible benefits! It allows you to live a simple life, away from the complications that city life can bring and without excess.

 

Living off the grid has its benefits too

 

After the initial setup costs, living off the grid can save you thousands of dollars. If you didn’t have to pay bills because you’re producing all of your own energy, rather than relying on the city to do it for you, think of all the money you would save!

 

Another reason people like to have this setup is that they are prepared and self-sufficient in case there are any problems with the city’s infrastructure. After all, homesteading is all about being prepared, right?

 

If this sounds like something you’d like to explore more, this guide to living off the grid can help you get a better idea of what it takes to get started. It covers the different ways you can live off the grid and several steps you will need to take to become self-sufficient.

 

While living off the grid can take a lot of planning and initial investment, the benefits are numerous!

 

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About the author

I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

3 Comments

  1. We are still on the grid but our plans for next year is to install solar panels. We have our own well but are still on the grid. Found you on Simple Homestead Blog Hop.

    1. Author

      Every step you take is one step closer! My biggest problem is the internet. I can’t go without internet and still blog. However, I am slowly moving to completely be off the grid too.


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