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Off grid on a floating island 22 May 2017 19:39 #1

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Here's a novel way to beat planning permission for an off grid home.

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Off grid on a floating island 22 May 2017 21:59 #2

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Living off grid in paradice



Oh yeahh.
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Off grid on a floating island 22 May 2017 22:20 #3

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The man who lives without money.

Think you couldn’t live without money? Irishman Mark Boyle challenged this notion and here’s how he finds life with no financial income, bank balance, and no spending.
“If someone told me seven years ago, in my final year of a business and economics degree, that I’d now be living without money, I’d have probably choked on my microwaved ready meal.” According to Boyle, the plan back then was to ‘get a good job’, make as much money as possible, and buy the stuff that would show society he was successful.
Like most individuals raised in a consumer-driven society, he never second guessed those goals. For a while he had a fantastic job managing a big organic food company and even had a yacht in the harbor. If it hadn’t have been for the chance purchase of a video called Gandhi, he’d still be pursuing the same life. “I’d still be doing it today. Instead, for the last fifteen months, I haven’t spent or received a single penny. Zilch”.
The change in life path came one evening on the yacht while philosophizing with a friend over a glass of Merlot. “Whilst I had been significantly influenced by Mahatma’s quote “be the change you want to see in the world”, I had no idea what that change was up until then.”
The two friends began talking about all the major issues in the world – environmental destruction, resource wars, factory farms, sweatshop labor – and wondered which of the issues they could best devote their time to. Mark didn’t feel he could really make any difference, however “being two small drops in a highly polluted ocean”.


Read More: www.trueactivist.com/the-man-who-lives-without-money/
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Off grid on a floating island 22 May 2017 22:31 #4

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Really like this one.

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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 00:17 #5

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Nice.

It's great to live "off the grid" and far away from the crazy hoaxters and others who think they (need to) rule over other Homo sapiens.
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 00:32 #6

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1365 = 1

1.1365 = 1,283,305,580,313,352
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 03:50 #7

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Yup.
Away from the rat race is how to do it.
I'm off grid, solar powered and wood heated.
Live in th woods of a great river valley,, seven hours from the nearest city.
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 09:22 #8

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When my parents had the farm we had a 2000 gallon tank on the Hill next to the homestead which was supplied by a never ending spring a couple hundred feet further up the fell, the water pressure was good enough to do most things, but we did have electric but not until the 60's.

The water 2 as so clean that fresh water sponges would sometimes pop out the tap.

Where we are now you can smell the chlorine in the water when you flush the loo.

New Zealand is an idyllic place which would suit my skills base, things is, many wealthy folks are already building their getaways in the country as we speak, so the very folks who have created much of the problems would do the same in another paradice.

I don't advocate killing the deer though and would not take weapons with me.

In many of these retreats very few have proper solar water heaters which would save on electricity.

Six winning numbers and I would set up camp with a small group of people with all the skills, a doctor friend and so on, in a smaller group survival would be far better most of the time.
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 09:25 #9

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Shouldn't you off-gridders be using jungle drums or smoke signals to communicate?
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 09:27 #10

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bd wrote:
Yup.
Away from the rat race is how to do it.
I'm off grid, solar powered and wood heated.
Live in th woods of a great river valley,, seven hours from the nearest city.

I have friends who have a place at an outpost near Wassilla in Alaska.

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Your place is hours by plane or car?
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 09:30 #11

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ragnarok wrote:
Shouldn't you off-gridders be using jungle drums or smoke signals to communicate?

No rags we have mobile phones today, but fire is the best to keep warm, like the fire in the sky, you might want to get out in it, will help change your mood perhaps.
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 09:37 #12

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Thanks for the concern for my well-being, but if you knew how many miles I put in dog walking, your mind would be put right at ease.
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There is a potential place here with roadside setting.

www.irishlandsales.ie/farms-country-estates-for-sale/circa-47-acre-farm-at-donoman-croom-co-limerick/

In fact there are many small plots like these who used to trade and work together not that long ago, most were only 15 acre holdings which fed large families.
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 09:51 #14

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They're called "gypsies" where I'm from.
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 09:55 #15

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Thanks for the concern for my well-being, but if you knew how many miles I put in dog walking, your mind would be put right at ease.

I used to do the same whilst walking our dogs and the two boys to school which was right on the other side of town, we walked there entirely in a country setting following the river for about 2 miles then a fairly steep climb for another mile up through an old growth wood and then up a long narrow ancient highway, almost up to the school front gates.

Here is part of that journey from where you see the car crossing the bridge a few meters from our front door.

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If I had all that at my doorstep my parents would have needed to take me to school every day to guarantee I got there.
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 10:12 #17

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If I had all that 8at my doorstep my parents would have needed to take me to school every day to guarantee I got there.

We had this kind of scenery in my childhood and my parents never took me to school once I got to eleven and I had many happy days out in the wilds, but you could get away with it in those days.

I made a tree house in the middle of a huge beach tree and had many happy days there in school time high in the branches 50 feet from the ground.
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www.motherearthnews.com/renewable-energy/energy/efficiency/off-grid-living-lessons-zm0z14onzkon

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Both idealistic and practical reasons led my wife Michelle and me to choose off-grid living 20 years ago. After a five-year search for rural property, we found 150 acres in the woods of eastern Ontario and struck out in 1998 to build our farm and homestead.

We suffered major sticker shock when our local utility quoted us $100,000 to connect to the electricity grid. Today, we’d be looking at closer to $200,000 to connect. Especially with today’s lower prices for renewable energy and advancements in technology, if I were starting over, I’d still happily make the choice to go off-grid.
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 16:43 #19

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Gan Anim wrote:
bd wrote:
Yup.
Away from the rat race is how to do it.
I'm off grid, solar powered and wood heated.
Live in th woods of a great river valley,, seven hours from the nearest city.

I have friends who have a place at an outpost near Wassilla in Alaska.

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Your place is hours by plane or car?

By bike. About six hours by car.
Seven hundred kms.
"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."
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Off grid on a floating island 23 May 2017 16:52 #20

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bd wrote:
Gan Anim wrote:
bd wrote:
Yup.
Away from the rat race is how to do it.
I'm off grid, solar powered and wood heated.
Live in th woods of a great river valley,, seven hours from the nearest city.

I have friends who have a place at an outpost near Wassilla in Alaska.

BD

Your place is hours by plane or car?

By bike. About six hours by car.
Seven hundred kms.

Sounds even more remote than the NZ guys. Good lakes and fishing as well?
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