Our goal is to have a secure, comfortable home that we own (and the bank does not own),
2) Plan to be off the grid. Wire the house for on site electricity production. Use money that would have been used to run electricity to the site for on-site electricity production infrastructure.
R Scott wrote:I have battled this in my mind while planning my build. I have settled on a version of 3. I will have a very modest solar system by today’s terms to charge phones and laptops and run lights and a fridge, the system will be about the same price as getting grid power installed. I did live on oil lamps and zero power for a while. I spent more on oil, candles, and batteries than a small solar system would cost just to run lights. My numbers are for Kansas or Tennessee, yours will be very different but you get the idea.
Yeah, but how did the squirrel get in there? Was it because of the tiny ad?
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