Thoughts about going “Off-Grid”

Before purchasing the property and the cabin, we considered going “off-grid” and what that would mean. We’ve been long-time campers, using only tents, so we have experience being “off the grid” temporarily– but to live off-grid is a whole different ballgame.


We researched living off-grid using the internet via Blogs, YouTube, and documentaries. All have been extremely helpful, and that’s one of the reasons I’ve chosen to write a blog: to help others see the possibilities of life off-grid, and our journey to achieve it.

Buying the cabin we chose allowed us to start from the ground up. We started by creating a layout for our future home, and had the windows placed accordingly. Having been campers for a long time, we had already acquired many essentials for living off-grid. This has allowed us to stay in our unfinished cabin comfortably as we complete it.

Camping indoors.

Staying in our cabin this way gave us a glimpse into the future of being off-grid. I was able to utilize our future kitchen space, and get a better idea of how I envision the end result.

Future kitchen space

We have been very fortunate to start our journey this way. We are learning as we go, and making changes along the way. We’ve stayed in our cabin a few times now and every time we learn something new.


Our forever home

We have our property and now begins the search for our forever home.

We never make quick decisions so the process of finding our home was time consuming.

We first began our search looking at Air Stream trailers.

Although these are beautiful and extremely well built, it was not the right choice for us.

Next we considered a fifth wheel toy hauler.

Another beautiful option but again not the right choice.

We thought for sure we found the perfect option when we found a park model. And as much as we loved this home it was not meant to be. Mostly because it was located in Minnesota and the transportation cost outwayed the cost of the home.

So we were at a loss for housing when while driving thru our town we came upon a new lot. It was full of cabins and sheds. My husband looked at me and said we need to check these out. At first I thought he was crazy. But after walking through one we both knew the potential of these buildings.

So now we have our forever home, thanks to Old Hickory.  And the adventure of creating a livable, comfy environment begins.😊