How to Live Off the Grid with No Money

Before I moved to my cabin, my main headache was how I would live off grid with no money, particularly since I had leave my full-time job and allowances. Definitely, I still need to provide for my family and hit my life goals at a relatively good rate. Over the last 5 years, I've invented sustainable ways to living in my off-grid cabin. In this article, I’ll teach you what I’ve learnt through the school of hard knocks - which is living sustain-ably on your off-grid property with no income. Summary: ...
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How to Build a Stone Fire Pit in the Backyard

Ok, I have posted here before about wanting to build a stone fire-pit in the back yard. I should be able to start within the next 30 days and I'm planning now, I should have the rotted wood deck finished being torn out tomorrow afternoon. My 2 questions are this.... 1. I want a 10 x 10 or 12 x 12 paver patio/pad around it (the square one foot ones not brick pavers) should I just suck it up and pay someone with experience to lay that so it actually lasts since I have ZERO experience with laying things like that? I should also mention I live in Florida where the ground is mostly sand rather than soil and clay and I don't want it to start to sink in spots. 2. No matter if I lay it myself or have a pro do it... should i have the patio all in one square and just build the pit sitting ON it?...
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How to Fix a Cracked Basement Wall from The Inside

Here's a long post (questions) from one of my blog readers. I will outline and write my response (Answer) below it. Let's get going.   Reader's Questions So we have this house we are fixing up. Downstairs in the basement, we have some block work repairs we’ll be doing. The pictures are one room I’ll be attaching. I’ve already taken all the shelving out, saturated it with a 50/50 bleach/water mix, scrubbed the crap out of it, rinsed with water, swept/scrubbed all the loose stuff off the walls and floor. There is a little bit of grime left in a few spots on the interior walls. And the house had an old wood burning furnace; there was a bucket that collected the water that came down the chimney and there’s some nasty soot-water on the wall (it sat for ~3 years). I’m hoping to start with the hydraulic cement in the big cracks, holes, and wall-floor corners next week, then crack filler in small cracks....
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How to Build A DIY Outdoor Shower Enclosure Off-Grid

DIY Outdoor Shower Enclosure are an excellent way to wash up and cool off in your Off-Grid property and summertime, which could compliment your swimming pool. An outdoor shower will help you avoid tracking dirt into the cabin after some time in the garden. So, I challenged myself to build an outdoor shower enclosure. Disclaimer: I am no expert carpenter: I provide what I learn through experience in my off grid property. What was my motivation? However, I have always achieved my goals through ambition and hand on experience as opposed to using extensive pre-planning. Therefore, with some manual tools and a few powered tools, I set out to work early in the morning. Initially, I wanted to tackle all the masonry, carpentry and plumbing in the project alone but I figured I need a hand so I invited a cousin to help me out. However, I had a budget of roughly $500, and I needed to save on the most I could form contact woodworking...
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