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Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas grid. To live off-grid, therefore, means having to radically re-invent domestic life as we know it, and this is what this book is about: individuals and families who have chosen to live in that dramatically innovative, but also quite old, way of life. This ethnography explores the day-to-day lives of people in each of Canada’s provinces and territories living off the grid. Vannini and Taggart demonstrate how a variety of people, all with different environmental constraints, live away from contemporary civilization. The authors also raise important questions about our social future and whether off-grid living creates an environmentally and culturally sustainable lifestyle practice. These homes are experimental labs for our collective future, an intimate look into unusual contemporary domestic lives, and a call to the rest of us leading ordinary lives to examine what we take for granted. This book is ideal for courses on the environment and sustainability as well as introduction to sociology and introduction to cultural anthropology courses.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Phillip Vannini
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2014-10-30
Download Book : 234 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781135010485


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Off Grid Living 9 Lessons on How to Live off The Grid and Survive in the Wild. Grow Your Own Food Source & Become Energy Independent. Part #1 Sale price. You will save 33% with this offer. Please hurry up! Have you ever wondered what the term 'off the grid' means? Would you like to know what practical steps you could take to reduce your impact on the environment? Have you considered living an autonomous lifestyle in a self-sufficient home? Do you ever feel as if modern life is causing unnecessary anxiety and that getting back in touch with nature would improve your quality of life? This book considers some of the reasons why people decide to live an Off Grid life, and provides a brief look at some of the aspect of life that need to be re-thought in order to do so. You will learn how to make your home more self-sufficient, how to feed yourself when living Off the Grid, and what some of the main challenges of Off the Grid living include. Rather than insisting on jumping straight into a fully Off Grid lifestyle, this book provides the reader with suggested ways to gradually transition into the desired lifestyle. Topics covered include: Why live an Off the Grid life?Getting the right mindsetPreparing to transition to Off Grid livingThe homeEnergy and utilitiesWhy to avoid packaged foods, and how to grow your ownFood: Foraging and findingClothingLeisure and EntertainmentThe biggest challenges and some solutions Download your copy of "Off Grid Living" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now With 1-Click" button. Tags: off grid, off grid living, off grid survival, off grid living free, living off the grid, survival for beginners, off grid power, off grid living free, off grid magazine, Survival, off grid eating, off grid home, off grid cooking, Proper Crop Irrigation Methods, Raising Chickens, Raising Goats & Rabbits, Growing Fruits, Steps to Off-Grid Success, Personal Privacy, Communication Methods & Techniques, Water Collection & Storage, Sustainable Organic Farming, Growing Herbs & Vegetables, Raising Chickens, Raising Goats & Rabbits, Making Bio-Diesel, Personal and Family Protection, Community Formation, Structured Savings, Canine Protection, Raising Bees for Honey & Wax, Baking Bread & Healthy Desserts, Tilapia Fish Production, Making Wine from Fresh Fruit, Preserving Food, Renewable Energy Production, Heating & Cooling Methods, Internet Communication & Entertainment, Bartering For Supplies

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Author Book : Kevin Evans
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Book : 2015-09-01
Download Book : 38 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1517138205


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The ultimate escapist collection of environmentally sustainable houses, cabins, and retreats, this book circles the globe to find the best eco-architecture in the most stunning and remote locations.

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Genre Book : ARCHITECTURE
Author Book : Dominic Bradbury
Publisher : Thames & Hudson
Release Book : 2019-02-14
Download Book : 272 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0500021422


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A look inside the subculture of off-grid living, taking readers across the ideological spectrum and across America Written by a leading authority on living off the grid, this is a fascinating and timely look at one of the fastest growing movements in America. In researching the stories that would become Off the Grid, Nick Rosen traveled from one end of the United States to the other, spending time with all kinds of individuals and families striving to live their lives the way they want to-free from dependence on municipal power and amenities, and free from the inherent dependence on the government and its far-reaching arms. While the people profiled may not have a lot in common in terms of their daily lives or their personal background, what they do share is an understanding of how unique their lives are, and how much effort and determination is required to maintain the lifestyle in the face of modern America's push toward connectivity and development.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Nick Rosen
Publisher : Penguin
Release Book : 2010-07-27
Download Book : 304 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781101456392


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An in-depth look at the strategies employed in sustainable home design.

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Genre Book : Architecture
Author Book : Lori Ryker
Publisher : Gibbs Smith
Release Book : 2009-09
Download Book : Pages
ISBN-10 : 1423614135


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A guide for the modern homesteader, this book covers energy efficiency, finding and pumping your own water, keeping chickens, goats, bees, and other critters, and much more from a practical hands-on perspective.

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Genre Book : Sports & Recreation
Author Book : Tim MacWelch
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2016-10-04
Download Book : 224 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781681881522


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Worried that living off the grid means a life without comfort and convenience? Discover how to unplug without sacrificing the joys of the modern world. Wondering if an off the grid lifestyle is right for you? Scared that it'll be too challenging for you and your family to handle? Author and speaker Gary Collins literally wrote the book on how to transition to a life off the grid. After almost a decade of walking the walk, he's sharing his successes and failures alike so you can live the simple life without missing out on creature comforts. Living Off The Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility is a comprehensive shake-down of what this unique lifestyle looks like in practice. Told through Collins' much-loved conversational tone, you'll see complex subjects distilled into easy-to-apply lessons. Let the book calm your anxiety about taking this next step and find out how easy it can be to live a life of freedom. In Living Off The Grid, you'll discover: - Practical day-to-day tips to make off-grid living simple - Strategies for running a business or telecommuting while remaining mostly unplugged - Ways to remain socially and professionally connected in your new lifestyle - How to make the most of your newfound freedom and decreased cost of living - Mistakes, expensive errors, and bonehead blunders Collins made so you don't have to... and much, much more! Living Off The Grid: What to Expect While Living the Life of Ultimate Freedom and Tranquility is a detailed account of the ins-and-outs of a simplified off-grid existence. If you like practical instruction, time-saving tips, and hard-earned wisdom from a man who's "been there, done that," then you'll love Gary Collins’ invaluable guide. Buy Living Off The Grid to embark on an exciting new lifestyle today!

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Genre Book : House & Home
Author Book : Gary Collins
Publisher : Second Nature Publishing
Release Book : 2018-12-25
Download Book : 137 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781543956894


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Many people today are looking for a simpler, less hectic lifestyle. Are you one of those people? I know I am. Instead of running on the consumer nation treadmill like most people, I decided to take action and go in a different direction--which is where my off-the-grid project began. Knowing that other people are searching for the same thing, I decided to document my adventure for their benefit.In Going Off the Grid: The How-To Book of Simple Living and Happiness, I provide a step-by-step guide for how to find your private piece of land and build a self-sustaining home. I recently built my own off-the-grid home in northeast Washington State, so this advice comes from first-hand experience. When building any home, things are not as easy as they appear on those DYI television shows. But with a little knowledge about how this process works in the real world, I believe anyone can achieve their dream of living a more quiet and peaceful life. The hardest part is taking the first step, and this book is the right place to start for any person interested in an off-the-grid adventure.

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Genre Book : Ecological houses
Author Book : Gary Collins
Publisher :
Release Book : 2017-01-22
Download Book : 164 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0983929866


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This clever how-to handbook is the first step to living off the grid.

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Genre Book : House & Home
Author Book : David Black
Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Book : 2008-11-17
Download Book : 288 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781602393165


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"Let's do this! How hard can it be?" And, with that, David and his wife Sally, in their mid-fifties, went from being white collar urbanites to living off the grid on a remote island in the wilds of west coast British Columbia, Canada. With no skills and very limited knowledge they built a life in the middle of nowhere by reading how-to books and doing things the hard way. In this lighthearted memoir they face the challenges of constructing their own home, providing their own water and electricity, and learning to live with the wildlife, including their few, but eccentric neighbors. This ten year journey from soft city dwellers to independent and self sufficient country bumpkins includes accidents, adventures, misadventures, how-not-to's and blood, sweat and tears. Their relationship evolves, as together they discover an immensely satisfying and totally new way of living life-off the grid.

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Author Book : J David Cox
Publisher :
Release Book : 2015-01-18
Download Book : 302 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0994014503