Little House Off the Grid: Our Family's Journey to Self-Sufficiency (Paperback)

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Cam and Michelle Mather left behind their comfortable life in the city for the challenge of living off-the-grid in a century-old farmhouse.

Like so many other city-dwellers, Cam and Michelle Mather longed for a simpler, quieter life in the country. When they found a century-old farmhouse on 150 acres of land that was in their price range, they jumped at the chance to make their move. The fact that the home was "off-grid" with no power or telephone lines connecting it to the outside world seemed like a bonus!

Twelve years later their life in the country is not quite as simple as they had envisioned, but it is peaceful. There were more challenges than they could have anticipated, as well as more rewards.

Along the way they installed more solar panels, erected a wind turbine, and upgraded and replaced all of the major components of their off-grid electrical system. They installed a solar-thermal hot water system; figured out how to have a phone, internet, and satellite TV; and kept their home heated with wood cut from their own property. They also carved out a garden and began growing much of their own food.

They acquired new skills and knowledge, but, most importantly, they learned to appreciate the value of good neighbors, good books, and good manure.

Cam Mather is a writer, publisher, and video producer who knows how to equalize batteries and pinch suckers off of tomato plants.

Michelle Mather looks after the editing, the website, and the dwindling bank account and keeps Cam calm during times of crisis.

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ISBN 9780981013251
Genre BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Environmentalists & Naturalists
Format Paperback
Pages 219
Publisher Date 2011-12-06 00:00:00.0
Publisher Aztext Pr
Copyright Year 2011
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.25 in
Thickness 0.5 in
Unit weight 0.7 lb
Language English
Subtitle Our Family's Journey to Self-Sufficiency
Audience General/trade
Authors Mather, Michelle

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