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Algonquin
By Algonquin on Wed, May 20, 2015 - 3:15pm

Building a Sustainable Home/Property

Hi Everyone,

I've been doing research on building a "Farmhouse" if I can find the right land and wanted to pass along a website that does modular construction in a factory but is really attractive construction and you get price certainty due to no unexpected cost overruns at least with the stick built home. They also have a development that they built in VT that is a little sustainable community. 8 homes with shared area as well as your own private area and private garden to grow food and of course solar powered. 

http://www.villagehillvermont.com/

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SimonR4
By SimonR4 on Wed, May 21, 2014 - 5:45am

June 24 2014 Meeting Plans

We are having our second post-Rowe meeting and additional like-minded people are invited. Email our moderator Jim for location and details. Tentative scheduled topics include Dan showing us his PV system installed two years ago and reviewing his results and insights as well as his Masonary Heater which has dropped his heating bills these past two winters. Simon will review the role of Ham Radio in resilient communications including a short tutorial on getting your $15 FCC license, getting started for under $100 and countywide emergency communications available to us.

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HughK
By HughK on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 - 7:52am

Solar Power Cooperatives

As I wrote in a post in the Michael Shuman interview thread, I have joined a solar power cooperative here in my area of Switzerland and I would like to share what I know so far about how this cooperative works, and also some of the technical aspects of the solar centers that it maintains, in the hope that others with experience with either individual solar systems or members of other solar cooper

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Poet
By Poet on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 - 5:57pm

Family Of 4 Lives 'Off The Grid' In The Middle Of The Desert

I'm gonna post a link to a Yahoo! Finance feature article (with pictures) on this guy, Abe Connally (34) and his wife Josie.

VelaCreations

Very inspiring late Gen-X, early Gen-Y couple with two kids who managed to homestead in the Texas desert on very little. They grow most of their own vegetables, raise pigs, chicken, rabbits, etc. Rely on solar power and store their own water, etc.

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alansills
By alansills on Sun, Jun 23, 2013 - 8:11pm

Looking for advice on solar to power an Recreational Vehicle (RV)

I'd love to hear ideas including specifics on how to power an RV with solar power. I'm talking about a 5th wheel - and all the "stuff" inside - electronics; furnace; etc...