How to Start Off-Grid Life?
Sep 01, 2023 by SANFOU
Make Sure The Land Place
First, To live off the grid you need to find a suitable piece of land and assess the location, preferably in an area that has easy access to resources such as water and trees so that you can use them. A suitable land need to considered based on the refering factor, one is climate, if the climate not good in the area, you will live in the extreme weather and that might be challenging. Safety should be put in the first place. The soil of the land is also important to be think about one of the key elements of an off-grid life. You'll need to make sure the location you choose has plenty of sunlight, do your homework before buying land, and make sure there are accessible roads around the area. You'll also want to know local laws and regulations and read the relevant property laws. Buy low-cost land within your budget, but not too far from the city center to make it easier to buy medicines when you are sick.
Buy A house
After confirming the suitable location and deciding to buy a house, you can learn about the type of house you need online in advance. Building your own off-grid house requires on-site inspection. Generally, small houses such as cabins and small houses are very suitable for off-grid living. , construction costs are very low and often require less construction materials than traditional ones. There are obvious differences between off-grid houses and traditional houses. You need to pay attention to some special requirements and adapt to local conditions to make your house more comfortable according to different needs. If you have no experience in building a house, you can browse the blogger's house-building videos on YouTube in advance. To be specific, you still need to put it into practice and participate in more volunteer service activities in construction projects.
Collect and filter water
Obtaining water is the most challenging part of living off-grid. You need some kind of system to obtain and store large amounts of water. There are two ways, digging wells and rainwater collection. The cost of the former is high, and the type of soil and the depth of the groundwater table need to be considered. At present, many off-grid households use this method for continuous water supply. But not every area is legal to dig wells, you need to understand the relevant local regulations. Rainwater collection is a very common and simple method. You can install drainage ditches above the house to guide the rainwater to the storage area. Of course, you need to filter the water through props to remove sediments, bacteria and other pollutants in the water. After filtering, Only then can daily water use be convenient.
Solar energy is the best choice for off-grid living. This method is energy-saving and environmentally friendly. On the one hand, it can store more electricity through solar power generation. In the long run, purchasing this complete power supply in the early stage is an expensive investment, but you don’t have to in the later stage. Pay whatever you want for electricity and you'll appreciate the choice you made, and on the other hand it's very environmentally friendly. There are no sockets to charge your devices in remote areas, and you are not completely able to live without electricity. Then you need off-grid solar engines or portable solar power stations. These backup power sources can not be affected by natural disasters. , power your electronic devices and generate electricity wherever there is light, which will undoubtedly reduce your dependence on fossil fuels and reduce your impact on the environment.
For those who live off-grid, want to grow their own food and be self-sufficient to make their life more fulfilling. As many places are far away from the area where I live, it is difficult to buy the food I need, so I can supplement my diet with fruits and vegetables grown by myself. According to the local climate, choose the type of food to grow. It is best to plant in water and sunny areas. Secondly, it is also very important to store and refrigerate food. I recommend investing in a refrigerator to keep food fresh. If you want to change your taste, you can exchange items with off-grid groups, exchange self-grown food with other off-grid people, or obtain food resources by providing services.
Off-grid is benefit your life, which can reduce the influence on environment and create a more self-sufficient lifestyle. However, it need amounts of effort to make a plan, research and prepare, in order to make sure you had already prepare to challenge. Adjust your mindset, it also spend time to adapt your off-grid life.