How to find the perfect property to live off the grid

How to find the perfect property to live off the grid

Searching for a property to build your home on is one thing - looking for a property to start an off-grid project, possibly in a foreign country where you don't speak the language - is a whole different thing. We'll help you with 7 simple steps to follow in order to find your dream piece of land! 

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Lessons from the Fire: on Good Neighbours, a Strong Community, and the Importance of a Getaway Plan

Lessons from the Fire: on Good Neighbours, a Strong Community, and the Importance of a Getaway Plan

Evacuating due to a forest fire is scary - but it helps to stay calm and have a sound getaway plan. And if that's not enough, nothing beats a community springing into action to help out! 

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Happy chickens on rotating pastures with a mobile coop and electric netting

Happy chickens on rotating pastures with a mobile coop and electric netting

We keep our chickens on rotating pastures with the help of electrical fences. Find out why and how we do it - and what we really think of the mobile chicken coop known as a Chickshaw.

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A forgotten aspect of self-sufficiency: the importance of community

A forgotten aspect of self-sufficiency: the importance of community

I had big dreams of self-sufficiency: generating our own power, catching rain water, growing our vegetables and fruit, and keeping chickens and goats. We'd be all self-reliant and have no need for anybody else. I couldn't have been more wrong. 

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