It’s hard to believe, but next week marks the one year anniversary for this blog! To celebrate, we’re doing our first give-away!
We’ve been on a learning curve this year, with many adventures. Now, as we prepare to move to our new off-grid homestead next week, we’re finding ourselves with many more “firsts” and new things to learn.
Sometimes practically applying all the new information can feel overwhelming. We’ve lived a few weeks at a time without electricity before, thanks to central Florida’s hurricanes. We’ve used a generator, inverter, and batteries. But what about using them long term? And what about solar panels, and wind generators? What about using wind power to pump water?
And then there is the dream of building our own little cottage. What about septic or composting toilets, well drilling, figuring electrical wiring and plumbing? Can we actually literally do it ourselves?
We found something several months ago that really encouraged us. It’s a DVD of a family who built their own huge house (5,000 sq ft!) and a woodworking shop (2,500 sq ft) with only the help of friends and family. They had no experience and little knowledge, but a dream to do it, and they got it done!
Not only did they build their own house, but they did it all off-grid. It’s never been connected to the grid! And that was new for them as well.
Now, this family’s house is bigger than I desire to have, and they live with all the modern conveniences “normal” people do. But it is so encouraging that they did all of this with no prior knowledge or experience, and it works! And they show you just how it works on this DVD we’re going to give to…someone!
We bought this DVD ourselves at www.AlternativePowerVideo.com and thought it was worth sharing, so we ordered an extra one. Here’s how to enter the drawing:
Post a comment below with your thoughts about off-grid living. Leave an email address or some way to contact you if you win (we will NOT share your email with anyone).
Enter a second time by sharing a link to this post on Facebook. Leave another comment below telling me you did.
Enter again by tweeting this post. Leave another comment below telling me you did.
Subscribe to our free weekly e-newsletter about sustainable living and leave a comment below telling me you did. As a bonus you will also receive our Free Disaster Prep Checklist. If you are already a subscriber, leave a comment stating that you are.
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Enter again by blogging about this give-away and linking to this post on your blog. Leave another comment below telling me you did.
With the above you can enter up to six times. Your comments are your entries, so be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. Random.org will determine the winner.
You must have a US mailing address to enter (excluding AK and HI). International or overseas shipping just costs too much.
The contest will end next Monday, October 18, at noon, EST. The winner will be announced on Wednesday, October 20, which is exactly one year since my first post (at least that is the plan…we will be moving the 19th…).
Have fun, and I can’t wait to see who wins!