Off Grid Living for Beginners: What Do I Need To Know?

Off Grid Living

At Live Off Grid, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to live a sustainable life, away from the hustle and bustle of modern-day living. It can be a daunting thought making the transition to off grid living when, for many of us, mainstream living has been proposed as the only option in our lives. What do I need? How do I start? Where can I live?

Live Off Grid are here to answer all of your questions. We collaborate directly with you to build a bespoke off grid residential option catered to your specific needs. But for now, we will provide some answers to the most frequently asked questions about off grid living.

Where Can I Live?

Let’s start with finding the perfect location for your off grid living. We know that it can be tricky, which is why we will help you understand local laws and find the right spot for your new home. 

Living off the grid is possible anywhere with permission. However, it is important to keep in mind that certain local authorities may have regulations in place for areas of natural beauty.  We firstly recommend speaking to the land owner before making plans to set up your off grid home anywhere.

And if you truly want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and immerse yourself in nature, you might want to consider buying a plot of land to kick start your self-sufficient lifestyle. Although finding reasonably priced land in the UK can be challenging, it is not impossible. Utilise contacts, explore the countryside and keep your ear to the ground for your new possible patch of bliss. 

How Do I Get Energy?

We will help you figure out the best way to generate electricity, depending on your energy needs and the renewable options available in your area. You can have solar panels installed onto your converted shipping container to produce your own electricity independent of utility companies and unexpected bills. And if you produce more power than you need, you can sell the excess back to the National Grid for profit. Win-win.

Water is also an essential part of off grid living, and there are many ways to access it. We can help you choose the best option for you, whether it’s utilising a well, installing a rainwater collection system, or hauling water. Everyone’s off grid experience will vary depending on budget, requirements and what they are seeking from making the move. We are here to facilitate your off grid vision and turn it into a reality. 

What About Food?

Off grid living does not mean being detached from all of reality, so of course you can frequent regular shops and supermarkets as much as needed. But to fully lean into the off grid lifestyle and aid independence and wellbeing, we do strongly recommend making use of the unique opportunity to grow your own food. Creating and cultivating raised beds, vegetable patches, greenhouses and small livestock holdings can be as rewarding an endeavour as it is practical.

Growing, caring for and consuming our own sustenance is the most primal of human endeavours. This sustainable pastime naturally increases wellbeing while making sure you are self-sufficient in your off grid dwelling and not reliant on what is sitting on a supermarket shelf.

More Questions?

It is natural to have an abundance of questions when questioning whether to make the move to off grid or not. That is what we are here for. Our expert team is on hand to answer any questions you may have about getting started and give some guidance on best practices. 

Reset, reconnect and return to nature. Live Off Grid. 

For more information on how to Live, Stay or Invest Off Grid, please contact us at [email protected] today.

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