Off grid

The House Design

August 5, 2016 Travis Farm LifeOff gridPermacultureStraw Bale Building

House design using permaculture principles

We have spent about 2 years on our farm now and have gotten to the point where we are ready to build a house.  It took about that long to get a feel for the best siting and to get various other prerequisite projects completed, such as a barn to store the straw bales.  This […]


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Getting Propane

December 21, 2014 Travis Off grid

Sometimes things just don’t go quite as expected.  When we got to the point of needing propane, I started asking around for the best place to get propane.  Everyone suggested Cash Gas, so that was easy.  I gave them a call and left a message.  No call back.  I started calling every morning and never […]


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Off the grid (part 1)

December 21, 2014 Travis Off grid

We decided when we moved to our new farm that our house would be off-grid, meaning completely reliant on on-farm generated electricity.  We feel that this will force us to reduce our energy usage and ensure that we “walk the walk” not just “talk the talk”.  Batteries are definitely the weak link in off-grid systems, […]


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