Thursday, April 9, 2009

Living off the grid economically

Lets talk about ideas that allows you to live off the grid economically. It seems the green industry is focused on charging big dinero for solar, wind, composting toilets, etc. There are several ways of doing it but the economical ones don't get discussed much. Lets hear your ideas on how to do it on a budget.

Economical DIY Composting toilets

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    We live off-grid in the mountains of South Central Costa Rica. We have a biodigester, hydro power, organic food, fresh pure water from a spring 1,000 ft above us. Our toilet is a sawdust compost toilet that my husband made. We compost everything, and our cows poop in the biodigester gives us methane and pure fertilizer for the gardens. I have not had a refrigerator in more than a year, but that is about to change. We invested in deep cycle batteries. We also live with the sun, we get up early, and go to bed early. Early is the best part of the day anyway. Life is good. You can see my blog at We would not want to live any other way than the life we now have.

    We never used our living room, so this time, we built a big kitchen dining area, no living room. Our bedroom is "small space designed", a king size bed with walk around room, a library wall, and a sliding fabric wall made out of a heavy duty canvas drop cloth. We love it, this is our favorite room in our house.

    Small is beautiful, and off grid living is the best.

    Finca Quijote de Esperanza
    Turrialba, Costa Rica