Some people may not know what off-the-grid or off-grid means, so here it is --- The term off-the-grid or off-grid refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities.

Off-grid living is no longer a one room log cabin in the woods. It's energy independency. You don't have to rely on utility companies, you create your own power. Today, there are more than 180,000 off-grid homes in the US.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Off-Grid Living - Wood Stove...

10:51 am - 42 degrees - raining...

Generating heat is always a major challenge when living off the grid, and the number one way to do it, is with wood. 

Once our home is completed, we will have two main heat sources – concrete radiant floors and a wood burning fireplace.  While we’re in the building stage, our main heat source for keeping our home warm in the cold seasons, which is usually September through May, is a wood stove in our main living area.  

In addition to heating our home, the wood stove also heats all our water for doing the dishes, taking baths, and we even cook on it.

Multi-purpose wood stove... heating our home, heating a pot of water
to do the dishes while cooking a cheese quesadilla.

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