We're using the principles of Permaculture to create our own Food Forest and generate as much of our food as possible.
As this life-long dream becomes a reality, we'll be sharing our wins and face-plants to hopefully inspire others to take charge of their food and grow their own.
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I get asked a lot about what it’s really like living off grid and whether I wish I had real power. Most of the time my response is fuck no – I don’t miss the power bills, water bills, appliance repairs etc. Bill free living is the dream and I know not everyone can / […]Read More
It’s been four months today since our stand alone off grid solar system was installed by a pair a absolute legends so I thought it was time to reflect on what we’ve discovered so far. What We Expected We didn’t really expect much from our system as we didn’t know anyone else living this way […]Read More
Spring has arrived and we’re now more than comfortably set up on the property with all the creature comforts we could ask for but our building cash is almost entirely gone and we’re still a little short on some of the cost of our containers. As soon as we worked out what the sale price […]Read More
Our definition of luxury items has been turned upside down in the past three weeks. We now consider luxuries as running water and a flushing toilet without trips to town with buckets, water jugs and eskies. This weekend was full on, with three massive days put in my our awesome family, yet again! We managed to get […]Read More
So we did it- we’re now living our own little Off Grid Dream on our beautiful rural 9 acre property and loving every minute. Here’s how it’s been so far including all the excitement from our two days of moving. THE WEEKEND OF MOVING Friday we woke early after a sleepless night and soon had […]Read More
We’re in the middle of trying to decide on who we’ll use for our Off Grid Solar Power system which will run the shed until the house is built, and then the house once we’re in there. My Dad is the legend when it comes to finding good connections in a local area so we […]Read More
Seriously, how do you even define a “real” house? We get asked a lot when will we be building the “Real House” and most of the time my response is a polite, “The shipping container house will be the same as any other real house.” When really I just want to jump up and down, […]Read More
We did it and it really isn’t that hard if you follow our advice. We wanted a quick sale. We didn’t want to mess around with open homes every weekend, people cruising our house day-after-day while I hide my naked ass behind the wall (we really need curtains in the lounge) or endless phone calls from a […]Read More