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?
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.
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.
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!
After renting our shipping container for 12 months, it was time to make a decision - should we buy it or keep on renting?
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!
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....
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.
We've well and truly broken ground now, hitting some major milestones but also breaking some things along the way.
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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Between our travel trailer, equipment trailer and portable sawmill we're no strangers to towing, and this week we added another trailer to our collection!
Even though we're still clearing trees for our house site, this week I've been working on installing a roof!
It's that time of year again - mud season! As all the accumulate snow and frozen ground melts, everything turns to mud!