28 September 2022
Your Guide to Off-Grid Living
Living off-grid has gained quite a bit of traction and media attention over the last few years as people seek more affordable, self-sufficient and eco-friendly ways to live.
What’s Off-Grid Living All About?
Off-grid living means different things to different people, however, the standard definition is that you’re not dependent on any wide-scale public infrastructure to supply your utilities like electricity and gas – this obviously means that you’ll have to supply your own.
If you were to ask the more avid off-gridders, they’d probably tell you that the lifestyle includes growing your own food and living without any modern technology such as the internet.
Electricity: How to Power an Off-Grid Hut
The most common method used today is the installation of solar panels. As you might have guessed, solar panels absorb energy from the sun and convert it into electricity for your hut. You might want to consider purchasing a battery that will store energy so you’re switched on whenever you have to be. If you’d like to go the solar panel route, you want to make sure that you’re in a location where you have access to plenty of sunshine.
How to Get Heat in Your Off-Grid Hut
Using a multifuel stove is probably the most sustainable choice because of its cost efficiency and the ease at which you can obtain wood from the area surrounding your hut.
The other options are more complex, eco friendly, and get more heat into your hut quicker, but their price tag is quite hefty. If you’re looking for a more cost effective method for heat in the long-term then a multifuel stove is the way to go.
How to Get Water Into Your Off-Grid Hut
There are a number of methods you could use to get clean drinking water into your off grid hut, including the installation of a storage tank, obtaining water from a well, and rainwater collection.
Why Go Off Grid?
There are plenty of reasons why you should consider living off of the grid, including a more simple way of life, a friendlier alternative to most modern day living, and the freedom that comes with self-sufficiency.
You get to experience a sense of independence and satisfaction of knowing that you’re the one driving your lifestyle and not waiting on the national grid to supply your power. While living on the grid makes getting electricity somewhat easier, problems like national power outages don’t affect you as your own efforts determine your supply of power.
Reduced Carbon Footprint
Living in an off grid hut is much healthier for the environment as you produce cleaner energy for your own needs vs being connected to national power grids who supply electricity on a mass scale and use environmentally harmful sources of electricity such as fossil fuels.
After paying your initial investment, you get to save in the long term as you don’t have to pay any monthly water and electricity bills.
Ready to go Off the Grid?
Great! At Black Sheep Shepherd Huts we have huts and prices that are off the charts. Our huts are fully functional, high-quality, and cost 50% lower than most shepherd’s hut companies.
Please feel free to pay us a visit or give us a call to find out more.
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Phone: 01953 797042
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Address: Unit 1, The Old Quarry,
Kimberley, NR18 9EX