Small Off Grid Homes
Living off the grid is one way that you can help save our environment. The more people that opt for this way of living, the better it will be for all of us – especially for the future, for our kids, and their kids…
This does not mean that you have to live an isolated, meager life. There are varying degrees of off-grid living.
You may want to leave all the stresses and demands of your life behind by choosing to build and live in a remote location with few amenities. There are many people that have done this. These people are not tied down by the demands of living a big life. They grow their own food, make their own entertainment, and have few expenses other than the very basics.
Others choose this route but on a lesser scale. They spend most of their leisure time in a remote location where they have the opportunity to get away from everything, to relax and enjoy some quiet time.
This is the perfect solution for anyone that would like to reduce their carbon footprint, have more time for themselves, and ease their financial burdens. These people sometimes live their lives in two-worlds. The time that is their own is spent in a home that is usually small or tiny, a house that doesn’t cost a lot to live in, doesn’t use up much resources, and that leaves them time and money for more important things in life.
In some cases they live near a town or city and commute to their job which in reality does not address conservation as much as they would like (they need a vehicle to commute and the commute may be a long one), but it is a compromise.
Others are lucky enough to be able to retire to this lifestyle, or have the ability to work from their home.
This is a good option for anyone that would like to make a better life for themselves but are not able to or don’t want a rural or isolated lifestyle.
Some urban centers are being proactive and adopting the tiny house/tiny living mentality by making it easier for people to find locations to build a small house within a city environment. They are designating areas for small house communities, allowing building tiny houses on existing properties, and/or allowing houses that are small to be built in specified areas. In reality this serves more than one purpose; it allows people that can’t afford to build or buy a traditional size house the possibility of owning and living in their own house, and it eases up on the demand on resources (as in heating and cooling a house).
This option is good for people that want or need to remain within the city limits. They will decrease their cost of living expenses, can use public transportation to get around, and still has the ability to enjoy a good life with regular urban related activities.
Whichever option is your preference, when you make a conscious decision to better your life, it is a good thing. As you can see, there are possibilities no matter what it is that you prefer in life. Off the grid can be done if that is what you choose. You can make it work.