14-Feb-2016Spent the day at the property. Built a fire. Made some lunch.
31-Jan-2016Spent the better part of yesterday morning wandering around my off-grid property
25-Sep-2012Cheap shelter/off-grid inspiration: PODS container and a few awnings
Spotted while walking the dogs the other day. Enough to spark the imagination and get the ideas flowing.
20-Jun-2012“Surely refinement of living does not consist in gadgets and machinery, but in such elements as leisure, contentment, lack of confusion, small niceties.” — Harlan Hubbard, ‘Shantyboat’
Amazon.com: Shantyboat On The Bayous 9780813117171: Harlan Hubbard: Books.
04-May-2012In Texas, oil companies pay YOU
Check I received for letting them perform some seismic testing on my property out in West Texas. Fill ‘er up!
03-Apr-2012Global Portable Buildings – Ultimate 8′ x 40′
Some people daydream of sunshine and pretty flowers, fame and fortune, or long walks along the beach and candle-lit dinners. I’ve been daydreaming of living in a shipping container for the past ten years.
Now that I’ve got the property, it’s just a matter of saving up enough cash to buy the damn thing. Easier […]
21-Mar-2012Walk-through of my new “tiny house”
First view as the official owner of a one-acre spot of land with a cabin that I picked up for $17,000 cash. It’s about an hour’s drive east of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. I’m going to call this place Rancho Koogmo.
(Apologies in advance for the crappy video quality. This was recorded with an iPhone 3GS.)
19-Mar-2012Welcome to Rancho Koogmo!
Today I closed the deal on a one-room cabin situated an acre of land located about an hour’s drive outside of Dallas, Texas. Paid cash for the property. Mortgage-free! It’s got electricity, water, septic tank….and a boat shed/workshop. (Need to set aside a spot to park the school bus and shipping container…that steel roof will […]
16-Jan-2012Keith Thompson: Totally Off The Grid
This guy is my hero.
Keith Thompson: Totally Off The Grid – YouTube.
17-Jul-2010Cheap advice: Author of “Rancho Costa Nada” on how to not spend money
To my list of modern-day heroes — Aaron Cometbus, Dishwasher Pete — I now add Phil Garlington:
He hasn’t had a full-time job in years, and yet he manages to have enough money to eat, buy a book or two, and pursue his main passion: travel.
“I’m as unambitious as a Buddhist,” Garlington said by way […]