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Did Canada really ban off-grid living?

Did Canada really ban off-grid living?

If you believe the headlines, it’s illegal to live off-grid in Canada and the U.S. But, should you believe them? I guess that depends on what your definition of off-grid really is. It’s a matter of semantics. My short answer to the headline question is: no. Let’s delve into it a little more. According to […]

The Hobbit Hole: Dan Price’s retreat

If you’re a fan of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings books and you’ve seen the movies, you may also have contemplated living in a hobbit hole. Warm, cozy, safe and tucked away, a hobbit hole seems like an ideal place to live. In Oregon, Dan Price the Hobo Artist, is doing just […]

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At the Mother Earth News Fair in Puyallup in 2012 we checked out the SolTrekker motorhome. I finally put the video up from our chat with them. What intrigued me about SolTrekker wasn’t so much about the educational aspect (which I think is important) but more about the idea of a minimalist existence that living […]

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Our future in an ecovillage?

The idea to join or form an ecovillage or intentional community has been percolating for a while and we finally got our vision into a presentable form. It is by no means perfect, nor is it complete. It’s a starting point. It will not answer all questions, but we feel that it is a pretty […]

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Survivorman goes off-grid

Going off-grid. It’s a nice ideal, but how practical is it? How tough would it be to do it? Do you think you and your family would survive? If you’re familiar with Survivorman (Les Stroud) you’ll know he has survived some of the harshest environments on the planet and he’s still around. When I had […]

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