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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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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What is Homesteading?

What is Homesteading?

I love to read (and to write) about homesteading - homesteading skills, stories from the homestead, homesteaders dreams. But what is homesteading? What's the difference between a homestead, a smallholding and a farm? And why do I want to be a homesteader? What are homesteading skills? 
I'll try to answer a few of those questions... 

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