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The Do It Yourself World
Join us and follow along as we strive to become fully self sufficient and off the grid on our 18 acre homestead in the woods. My wife Melanie, our daughter Michelle, and I moved in the spring of 2017 to our new homestead in Northern lower Michigan.
We are surrounded by wild State forest land teaming with wildlife. For many, this is vacation paradise. For us, this is home. There are very few full time people around, which ads to the wildness and the beauty of the area. This also leaves us pretty much alone in the quiet and peaceful forest.
We are raising chickens for meat, eggs and for some extra money to help pay the bills. We grow our own food to help offset the cost of groceries. We hunt and fish for meat as needed and to stock up for the harsh winter months.
We hope to become more and more independent of the grocery stores with time and eventually become fully self sufficient.
We are putting up solar panels and battery backup systems to power our meager needs in our off grid tiny house. We use primarily wood heat to keep us warm in the cold winter months.
My original off grid camper which I called home when I lost my job and apartment so many years ago. I found this file when cleaning my computer hard drive.
This was the camper used for "The Off Grid Project" which was meant to be a series of projects and experiments in off grid living and alternate energy. Instead it became my full time home. I started making daily videos and still do today.
I thought you may enjoy watching this tour of my first ever fully off grid home in the middle of the woods. This video was dated from 2012.