Posts tagged: offgrid

25-Sep-2012
Cheap 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-2012
In Texas, oil companies pay YOU

In 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-2012
Global Portable Buildings – Ultimate 8′ x 40′

Global 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-2012
Walk-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-2012
Welcome to Rancho Koogmo!

Welcome 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-2012
Keith Thompson: Totally Off The Grid

This guy is my hero.

Keith Thompson: Totally Off The Grid – YouTube.


17-Jul-2010
Cheap 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 [...]





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