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This intro video is an overview of how to have a home with no house payments and no utility bills.

In this video I describe how to find cheap land, build a cabin for under $2000, and use solar electric and propane.

Below are  videos of each system used in my cabin.

Please visit my website for more information and complete plans:

http://www.simplesolarhomesteading.com









<p>this is great stuff. All of it!</p>
<p>I don't know if this is classified as an instructable but, you have given me a lot to think about. A hell of a lot. Thanks for publishing this here otherwise I wouldn't have even thought about it. Good job, well done. <br /> &nbsp;</p>
haven't viewed the video yet (cant on current computer) so excuse me if it answers any of these questions. have you personally done this? where would the water supply come from?<br /> thanks&nbsp;
Yes that is my solar cabin in the video and I live there year round.<br /> <br /> You can drill your own water well if water table is high or have one drilled.&nbsp; You can also haul water in, have it delivered or harvest rain water.<br /> <br /> If you can not see the video or just want more info please visit my website:<br /> <br /> http://www.simplesolarhomesteading.com<br />
&nbsp;It appears that your page is no good. &nbsp;This is what I get in Google Chrome, anyways.
The webs server has been down since Nov 10 and they say it will be back up by Nov 13 so please check back then. <br /> <br /> <br />
The webs server is back online and the link to my website for more info is now working:<br /> <br /> http://www.simplesolarhomesteading.com<br />
There are portable sink stations that you can use for doing dishes, washing your hands, etc.&nbsp; many of these have on demand water heaters included in the design.&nbsp; Mine cost just under $1000 shipped.&nbsp; I just fill it with water and plug it in when I need hot water.&nbsp; If you want to go even cheaper, you can get a foot pump operated sink station.&nbsp; They start at just over $300.&nbsp; Portable showers also exist and many use rechargeable batteries.&nbsp;&nbsp; You don't have to let water be an issue in getting off the grid.<br /> <br />
You are correct water does not have to be an issue!<br /> <br /> I drilled my own water well, you can have one drilled, haul in water, or harvest rain water.<br /> <br /> I use a 12volt dc water pump and an OD water heater. I have a full bathroom in the cabin with shower, composting toilet and sink. RV size sink in kitchen.<br />

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Bio: I am a long time off-grid homesteader and I live year round in a solar cabin I designed and built myself. I use solar and ... More »
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