Off The Grid

Off The Grid: Difficulties

By Matt Valzania

When deciding to live off the grid, many people think of the positives that come with it. Reduced utility bills, increased independence, a stronger connection with nature and the feeling that you are leaving less of an impact on the …

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Solar Roadway Tiles

By LandCentral

Are Solar Tiles the Roadways of the Future? Most people who commute everyday understand the frustration that happens when a road you use is being re-paved or repaired. An ice storm makes things even worse. And who hasn’t wished they …

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Advantages to Living Off-the-Grid

By Matt Valzania

When one starts to consider going off the grid, it needs to be asked whether or not it’s worth it? There are extra costs involved and it takes work, not to mention changing your lifestyle.  With that question in mind, …

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Outhouses are Out!

By Chris Briggs

Land University has provided many useful articles on the topic of improving undeveloped land. This article will be dedicated to a gross but important topic: poop. As the bestselling author Taro Gomi put it, “Everybody Poops”. Dealing with waste on …

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Off the Grid: How do you make money?

By Matt Valzania

In most cases, it is difficult to make money solely by living off the grid. However, most people that live off the grid have far lower monthly expenditures than the typical homeowner. This is like making extra money because that …

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Off The Grid Living Part Three: Waste

By Matt Valzania

In two other articles found on LandCentral’s Land University, I discussed two of the most vital systems needed in off the grid living, water and power. The last item that needs to be addressed no matter where you live is …

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Off The Grid Living Part Two: Power

By Matt Valzania

In another post I discussed the basics of how to supply your off the grid home with water, whether it was from the ground with a well or by harvesting rainfall. In this post I am tackling that other essential …

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Off The Grid Living Part One: Water Systems

By Matt Valzania

Have you been considering off the grid living? Maybe you just want to reduce your dependence on local utilities? Off the grid living is possible in just about every climate and with some careful planning, can be more rewarding than …

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