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Off-grid or on-grid?

Off-grid or on-grid?

2 days agoHouse Build

As we're building our dream home in Vermont, there's one big question we have to answer: should we connect to power or go off-grid?

Well Install: Part 4 - Water Testing

Before we can drink from our well, we need to test the water to make sure it's safe. After a nervous wait, here's what we discovered.

Well Install: Part 3 - Temporary Setup

How do you run a well pump manually using power from a generator? We create a temporary setup to do just that and fill our RV tank.

Moving house

Moving house

5 days agoHouse Build

After six months in one spot, it was finally time to hookup the RV again, but this time our journey was a little shorter than usual!

Should we buy our shipping container?

After renting our shipping container for 12 months, it was time to make a decision - should we buy it or keep on renting?

Well Install: Part 2 - Pump Installation

You might think installing a well pump is a job for the professionals, but we did it ourselves and added some very cool extra capability!

Well Install: Part 1 - Drilling

Well Install: Part 1 - Drilling

3 weeks agoHouse Build

We were so nervous about drilling a well. Would we hit water? How deep would we have to go? How much would it cost? There's only one way to find out....

Utility Building: The Plan

Utility Building: The Plan

4 weeks agoHouse Build

Before we build the house, we're constructing a utility building - far from a shed, this high-efficiency building is a critical part of out infrastructure.

Breaking ground... and machines!

Breaking ground... and machines!

2 months agoHouse Build

We've well and truly broken ground now, hitting some major milestones but also breaking some things along the way.

Grading begins

Grading begins

3 months agoNews

After a couple of hectic weeks of final preparation, this week we had our first glimpse of what lies beneath the surface on our property.

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