Some people have desire to live off grids. Many retirees find it intimidating to continue living in urban areas. Living in the middle of nowhere without the usual bells and whistles of modern lifestyle can be quite challenging. It may be necessary for us to make some adjustments. In reality, living off grid can be comfortable. We should be aware that if we want to live off-grid, then we should forget the high speed Internet access and other digital connections. Even if we have cellular data connections, they could be slow and expensive. For some people, living off-grid could represent a huge learning curve.
We should also be aware that electricity won’t be available in enough quantity. It can be a problem during the winter. It won’t be efficient to let our generator set running at full capacity for the whole winter. In this case, our off-grid house should be warm enough during winter. There should also be an effective fireplace that can distribute warmth around the house. In some cases, it could be necessary for us to install a couple of fireplace in our house, if it is big enough. This may sound like an expensive solution, but still much cheaper than having to pay for mortgage if we live in urban areas.
By living off grid, we also don’t need to pay for excessive cell phone charges, petrol costs and power bills. We don’t need to travel as much. Much of our produce could be grown inside the property, because there would be more than enough room for us to plant everything. However, to reduce complexity, it would be a good idea to live in areas with no or mild winter. One big home improvement project in our off grid house is by using water available in nature. It is a good idea if we choose an area near a clean river. Even if it is not located near the river, a place near a mountainous slope could have plenty of underground water.
With proper improvements, we could make sure that we have an idyllic house in rural areas. We won’t miss the bustle of the busy city. We won’t miss the toxic people, crazy deadlines and even the high speed Internet access. Even if we are living off grid, it is important to make sure that there are still good neighbours nearby.
These people may actually teach us the proper life skills to live in urban areas. In this case, we should know what to in any situation. It would be a bad idea if we need to figure everything out from scratch. We could be invited by neighbours to collect fresh milk and process it to tasty soft cheese. Free range eggs could actually test much better than those obtained from industrial chicken farms. We may also use solar or wind power equipments to reduce our dependence on fossil fuel for our generator. Improvements for off grid house can be quite easy to do.