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Archive for January, 2009

Why live off the grid?

If you talk about living off the grid with someone who is not familiar with the concept, his first question will probably be: “Why do you want to live off the grid?“. Here’s a couple of good reasons that might justify living without usind public utilities.

First and the most obvious answer is (more…)

Off the grid – what does it mean?

If you came to this blog, you probably already know what does living off the grid means. If not, here’s a simple explanation.

Living off the grid means you live in a self-sufficient way in terms of energy, water, heat and other utilities.

Sometimes off-grid living means (more…)

The Electrical Grid (Wikipedia)

The most common public utility homes are conected to is the electrical grid, or simply the grid. 😉 Electricity is the most convenient way of transferring energy to long distances. Because it’s so easy to use, it’s become the main energy source for most home appliances.

Before I start getting deeper in the labyrinth of living off the grid, I wanted to post here an article about the grid itself. So here it is. (more…)

What does “off-the-grid” mean?

Wikipedia says, that living off-the-grid means

living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities.

That is the most intuitive way to describe the term.

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