Off the Grid Utilities

Rainwater Collection and Usage

By LandCentral

Usually when the forecast is filled with rain showers people find themselves staying inside and hoping for sunshine. Before you start singing “rain, rain, go away” it is important that you know how rainwater could be benefiting you and your …

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The Ins and Outs of Composting Toilets

By Angela Tipton

Does the idea of an outhouse on your property have you down in the dumps? Consider a composting toilet. There are so many positives to a composting toilet. One pro is that it is an earth-friendly alternative, and reduces the …

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Off the Grid Living – Septic Tanks

By Matt Valzania

When living off the grid, one of the sacrificed conveniences is a municipal sewer system connection. Usually this is because an off-grid home isn’t in proximity to sewer pipes. However, you don’t have to be off the grid to use …

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DIY Off-The-Grid Water Pumps

By Matt Valzania

Do-it-yourself Off the Grid: Water Pumps Do-it-yourself (DIY), is an essential component of living off the grid. For some it’s about the independence and the feeling of self-reliance. For others it’s dealing with the hard fact that there aren’t exactly …

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Living off the Grid – Rain Capture

By Matt Valzania

One of the most vital elements to sustaining life after breathable air is water. Our planet is approximately 70 percent covered in water, but it’s not always where you need it. Thankfully, clouds function like water delivery trucks. However, if …

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How To Deal With Waste on Vacant Land

By Matt Valzania

In my previous posts found on Land University, I discussed getting water and power hooked up to your new home. The last item that needs your immediate attention is how to deal with waste on vacant land. In this post …

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