I have a new love: Solar Cooking! By using the sun to cook our foods, I’m saving money and energy, and keeping my house cooler during the hot summer months. Plus, the food is AMAZING.
Adding humidity back to the air when you burn a wood stove is really important. Here are a couple of ways you can do that.
Dealing with solar panels is just as dangerous as dealing with live electricity. We knew that going into this. But a simple mistake could have had deadly consequences.
Getting rid of our automatic dishwasher is one part of how we’re preparing to go off the grid. Here’s a creative way we filled the empty space the old appliance left behind.
Here’s the easiest way to convert a standard chest freezer into an energy efficient fridge which can be run on solar power. No re-wiring required!
Our solar panels are up and running! Let me walk you through our setup so you can see what we did…
I thought it would be a good idea to catch our sink water to use to flush the toilet. Here’s what I’ve learned…
Over the weekend we got to watch a couple demonstrate how to bake in an Earth Oven. I was fascinated by the entire thing, and asked a ton of questions. Here’s everything I learned about how to make your own earth oven and use it to bake delicious breads!
Today I did all of our laundry by hand. It was actually kinda fun! And I learned a few things that will help it go more quickly next time.
Here’s one cheap and easy step we’ve taken to reduce our water usage in preparation for going off grid.
What we’ll run on solar power, what we won’t, and some alternatives we’ve considered for off-grid cooking, refrigeration, and water.
It’s a little scary, but there’s no backing out now!
We are so happy to finally have a wood stove installed in the house! It took us a few days to figure it out, but we’ve finally got the hang of this thing!