1. abigalerose

    New House, New Energy

    Wow, so I haven't been on here in a long a time, and a LOT has changed (like everything), so here we go. I'm buying 5 acres with a 600 square foot (+ a loft) metal building on it. There's a well, septic, and power already. The building is not wired except the bathroom and there's no insulation...
  2. abigalerose

    Solar panel help

    how would I go about finding out how much solar panels cost?
  3. lcertuche

    Solar heater/oven

    I saw this on Facebook tonight and thought what a great way to save energy and therefore money. I could see this being built out of scraps of glass or panels like this woman. It doesn't look too difficult as far as carpentry skills go. I recently watched a YouTube video JNULLO did on a power...
  4. abigalerose

    eliminating bills - homesteading

    Hey everyone, I'm new to this forum (and to being self sufficient), and I'm looking for some ideas/feedback. A little background, I'm moving to a 7 acre farm on the 30th, I raise Golden Retrievers, I have horses, I've had 1 big and successful garden, I have a flock of chickens, and I have a...
  5. Miss Lone Star's Travels

    Unplugged and Living on our Boat- Headed to Bahamas

    Hello all. We wanted to be more self sufficient and we have two young kids. I am retired Army and a 100% service disabled Veteran. We sold all of our possessions and the house in Austin, TX and moved aboard our boat. It is not ideal, in a self sufficient way but we are headed in the right...