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Growing Rambutan: How To Guide

Growing Rambutan: How To Guide

One of my ongoing goals is to reduce how much food I buy and increase how much I grow. One of the best investments you can make on your homestead is planting fruit trees. There are so many options of fruits to grow in tropical locations and one of the more...

Complete Guide To Growing Macadamia Nuts

Complete Guide To Growing Macadamia Nuts

Macadamia nuts are the most expensive nuts in the world which might give the impression that macadamia trees are difficult to grow. But in reality, while it does take a great deal of patience to grow a macadamia tree, it does not take a great deal of effort. Macadamia...

How To Grow Abiu

How To Grow Abiu

One taste of the unique, sweet abiu fruit and you’ll want to plant your own abiu tree, stat! Since abiu is native to the tropical areas of South America, it is fairly easy to grow your own abiu in Hawai’i or other warm climates. Here’s how. To grow abiu, you will need...

Can Solar Panels Power A Washing Machine?

Can Solar Panels Power A Washing Machine?

When I first went off grid, I remember a neighbor asking me if I needed an old-fashioned washboard to scrub my clothes. Actually, I did for the first few years, until I finally built my solar system up enough to power an energy-efficient laundry machine. A small,...

Which is the Best State to go Off-Grid in the US?

Which is the Best State to go Off-Grid in the US?

When determining the best place in the US to go off-grid, it’s not just about where it is legal to live off-grid - you have to look at all the essential factors that are involved, too. Are you allowed to collect rainwater? What about building temporary structures or...

Going Off Grid With No Money

Going Off Grid With No Money

If you have a dream of going off grid, don’t let finances be an obstacle to starting off. What most people get hung up on is the cost, theyʻre always reaching to save enough.  It doesnʻt have to be that way.  There are creative ways to make it...