We are a family of three. We currently live in Alaska. We built a 200 sq foot house and live in it full time. We live off the grid. We choose to live the life WE wanted. Not the life everyone though was right. My husband is such an amazing man to make this dream I had come true!
Friday, November 2, 2012
Living in the Tiny house full time!
Living in the house full time!
I apologize for such
a long time between posts. I could not for the life of me remember my password!
So much has changed sense my last post.
Currently we our living in the house full time. It is
amazing! I love it so much! I can't believe the difference in my life now. I
for one have so much more time. It is so relaxing. I am amazed how great
everything has worked out! Nothing has failed. I don't feel so crowed or
cramped. I do think I need to downsize more of my clothes.
Not the best picture.
Yes we did put the
house on the market for a short time. It was not because we did not enjoy
living tiny.Matter of fact I am beyond
happy with my house. It was for 2 different reasons. The thought of carrying
such a heavy load to Alaska begun to scare my husband and I. Fear can rule you
if you allow it. The other reason was because of a circumstance that I thought
I would need to tend to in my life. For the grace of God he worked these things
out. I am still beyond afraid to move such a large house to Alaska. So are half
the other people in my life. I have a game plan for this. One is to pack
enough food to last close to two months. That is the amazing part of trucking
your house. That way if God forbid I am stranded. No worries. I have food and
water and heat. Basic needs will be met. The other is to give it to God. I have
faith he can get me to our new home. Oh and to the others who complained for my
listing price. Really!!!!!!!!!!! The materials alone cost close to $20,000. Why
on earth would I just give away something I worked so hard on! Be realistic!
Off the Grid.
First let me explain what off the grid means to me. I have
been getting several negative response to when David and I say we our off the
grid. Everyone assumes because we still have a cell phone and an internet that
we are not off the grid. I did not say hiding in the woods preparing for
Zombies. I said off the grid. Meaning not connected to a power source or water
source. I still have a lower amount of bills than you. So blah on you saying I
am not off the grid. I eat all organic. My seeds can be dried and reused.
Meaning I have food for life. I eat raw cow’s milk. I boil the water to drink.
I don't have an electric bill. I do not have a water bill. I also don't have a mortgage.
So I think I am pretty good. Writing that sounds pretty good. Boy! Now to
explain. My husband and I met the most amazing person. He has been off the grid
sense 1994. He has so much inside information. Coming into his house was
amazing. Wood cooking stove. Amazing old doors. He has so much information. I thought
we were going for maybe an hour to pick up a solar system. I think we stayed
for 8 hours. He designs such an amazing system. He has a vent system for the corrosive
acid that it releases. I never saw ANY system with that. He GAVE us a 5 foot trailer.
He answers any question I have when I call. I believe I made myself a friend in
this purchase. I can't really go into information about the system. I am still
in the process of learning it myself. I can tell you that it works great. We
also managed to lift a 230 gallon water storage container into the loft. It did
somewhat change the space. This is fine. Our shower and sink is currently being
feed by gravity. We added gravity pumps to add more pressure. Everything seems
to work fine. We will be trucking water in from the base when we get to AK. This
is fine. 230 gallons last close to 2 months. So it’s not often. Plus we have a
system were the water feeds from the rainfall as well. Oh and today we
purchased a windmill! Can't wait for it to arrive! So that means we have 2
solar panels plus eight batteries and soon a windmill!
Well I am just going to add some pictures to see the
progress. I apologize for my horrible grammar and miss placed words tonight. I
am exhausted from a long day.