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.

About Us...

Welcome to Off-Grid Home Sweet Home

We are an average single income family of four.  My husband works while I stay home with our two young children. 

This crazy adventure began in the fall of 2005 when we made a life changing decision to live off-grid by purchasing 22 acres in the mountains.  Since then we have learned a lot along the way with a lot of shoulda’, coulda’, woulda’s. 

All of the work put into clearing the build site and building our home, is being done on weeknights and weekends.  The majority of the funding for this crazy project is coming out of our pockets a little at a time.  Since we are doing everything ourselves and out of pocket, progress on the house is slow and seems to come in spurts.  Although our home is not finished yet, we are still having fun and enjoying this phase of our off-grid adventure, even though we do hit the occasional speed bump.

We are living the dream, but it is not the romantic dream we originally had pictured.  It is the get-tough dream.  It is the realization that we can do anything!  We have learned that we are responsible for ourselves.  Those things worth having are worth working and waiting for.  We have learned contentment. 


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