Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Americans (Skilled Trades) welcome to come north to make Lynn Lake, Manitoba great again.

Americans Wanted, (Skilled Trades)

Lynn Lake Manitoba is looking for skilled Trades people to move North and will help them get there.

"Lynn lake has a lot to offer skilled American workers wanting a quieter life ....

“If we can find a way to help ‘em out we’ll look at options, if they’re coming out of the states we can look at sponsoring them… the town has a lot of property, maybe there’s something to look at there,” he said.

If they’re interested in immigrating and want to come up here, we have a lifestyle
advantage to offer and we’d welcome them.” 

“Have a skilled trade ??  Let’s talk. We may have a place for you here,” read the tweet from the Town of Lynn Lake’s official Twitter account on Tuesday morning. And, according to the town’s chief administrative officer (CAO), “it’s completely serious.” 

In terms of quality of life and access to the great outdoors, Lynn Lake is hard to match.

“There’s some of the best hunting, fishing, canoeing and kayaking you can possibly find anywehere, we think that will appeal to some people,” Stryde said.

The seriousness of the appeal, he reiterated, does come from a legitimate need for skilled trades people.

“We don’t have a certified electrician in town, or a certified plumber,” he said. “We don’t have a hair dresser in town, which is also a red seal trade.”

Some people in the town can do those jobs – and
other common trades like auto mechanics – but they are otherwise outsourced to people from Winnipeg or Thompson willing to drive up to Lynn Lake.

Have any Gold Mining Skills ? Another Gold Rush is just beginning in Lynn Lake.....

"Lynn Lake represents a significant opportunity as one of the highest grade open pit gold deposits in Canada with excellent infrastructure already in place." - Alomos Gold

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

9 acres + Log Cabin near Westport, Ontario Canada $109,000





40 acres + Log Cabin near Merrickville Ontario, Canada $144,900

Hunters paradise! This little slice of heaven features 40+ acres of land with a mixture of pasture and wooded areas and wonderful wildlife their is even a cabin for your enjoyment and relaxation to get away from the regular hustle and bustle of everyday life.

A short drive from the Heritage Village of Merrickville on the Historic Rideau Canal that connects Ottawa to Kingston Ontario and the St Lawrence Seaway.


Monday, 26 September 2016

Vacant land on Costa Rica for $17,500

Beautiful and affordable land next to one of the most beautiful beaches and best surf break in Costa Rica “Playa Avellanas”!

Only 500 m from the beach/famous Lola’s Restaurant and just a breeze to the golf coarse at Hacienda Pinilla this lots is a great investment if you are looking to land, bank or build your dream Offgrid Tiny beach home !

Price/m2 availability:

500m2 (1/8 Acre) = $17,500= $35 M2
1,000m2 (1/4 Acre) = $33,500= $33.50 M2
2,000m2 = (1/2 Acre) = $65,000 = $32.50 M2

All lots have water hook up and electricity is available.


1/2 acre woodland in a Ghost Town on a Ghost Island on Lake Huron Island $4,900

Adjacent to Manitoulin Island this 1/2 acre lot on Cockburn Island is steps away from
the beach at Otter Bay.

Tolsmaville lot on Cockburn Island with access to water. Treed 0.5 acres fronting on F Street with 82.5 feet.  $4,900

Cockburn Island is an island in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the Manitoulin District. It is separated from the westernmost point of Manitoulin Island by the Mississagi Strait, and from Michigan's Drummond Island by the False Detour Channel.

The island is incorporated as and coterminous with the municipal Township of Cockburn Island. With an official population of zero in the Canada 2011 Census, and populations varying between zero and ten people in the previous three censuses, Cockburn Island is the least populated incorporated municipality in Canada. However, the population grows significantly in the summer, as an estimated two to three hundred people maintain cottages and summer homes on the island. Township offices are located on the mainland in Thessalon in Algoma District.

The island is not connected to either Manitoulin or Drummond Islands, or to the mainland, by bridge or ferry service. The municipality maintains a marina at Tolsmaville for private boats and float planes,and a small grass airstrip located west of Tolsmaville provides a landing area for private planes 


A very entertaining entry from the  Great Lakes Cruising Blog ..... " All the guidebooks we read talked about Tolsmaville being a ghost town, with absolutely no businesses, many abandoned houses, old rusting jalopies parked by the marina, and a handful of former residents returning in the fall for hunting season. So we pulled into the Tolsmaville Dock on Cockburn Island expecting to handle our lines ourselves (like we have to when at our homeport in Chicago but nowhere else). As we were coming in, though, a pick-up truck appeared out of nowhere, and a guy jumped out to help us with our lines. Another guy from a neighboring boat came over to help as well. Then, after ensuring we were secure, they quickly left, barely giving us time to thank them....

....  We enjoyed a lovely evening around the stone fire pit, staying much longer than we should because it was one of those nights that flew by because of the fascinating conversation. Joe had lived in Meldrum Bay either full time or summers since the 70s. He told great stories about summers "back in the day" when there would be 60 boats in Meldrum Bay (hard for us to imagine). His father still lives in Meldrum Bay and is the owner of the rooster we heard in the morning when we were at the marina.

Suddenly, though, at the stroke of midnight the fire went out and Joe, Beth, and Dave magically disappeared without a trace leaving us alone in the silent stillness of Cockburn Island with only the basket of freshly picked oyster mushrooms that they had given us as a hint that maybe it had been real. We looked at each other, shrugged our shoulders, and said, "Well, I guess the guidebooks were right. It really is a ghost town."

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Vacant land for Sale on Turks and Caicos $30,000

Build your tiny Off-grid home on 1/2 acre Middle Caicos, home of the famous Bambarra Beach and one of the world's best bone fishing locations, as well as, a spectacular reef for snorkeling and the Middle Caicos caves.

This Property is a  few sites back from Bambarra Beach on this majestic island.  

Parcel Number - 174  
Property Type - Vacant Land (Res/Unzoned)
Title to Land - Freehold
Lot Sqft - 22,216
Lot Acres - 0.51

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

13 acres near Killarney, Ontario, Canada for $39,900

13 acres of natural wilderness situated adjacent to Killarney Provincial Park (Hwy 637)  $39,900 Cdn 

Site is well forested with towering majestic evergreens & mixed deciduous forest & foliage. 
Situated near one of the Oldest Villages in Northern Ontario known as Killarney

The most sought after Georgian Bay & the Famous Killarney Provincial Park are both next-door to the unique parcel of land. Listing:  49 Acres in Killarney Ontario

View from Killarney Provincial Park beach showing the white Quartzite La Cloche Mountains.


Map showing  location of Killarney, Ontario Canada.

View from the Killarney Mountain Lodge in Killarney Ontario.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Marne, Iowa giving away Free Land to build your home.

Marne Iowa, currently has several lots available for you to build a home.

Free Lot sizes average approximately 80 feet x 120 feet.

Marne has high speed internet, cable T.V. and phone services.

Where is Marne Iowa ?  

We are located 3 miles south of I-80, on exit 51.

Marne is just 45 minutes east of Omaha and an hour west of Des Moines.

We are 6 miles northwest of Atlantic, Iowa on Highway 83.

Marne is in the Atlantic Community School District.

Marne’s water is supplied by Atlantic Municipal Utilities.

We have a very nice park with playground equipment, a picnic shelter, restrooms, basketball court and a baseball field.

Marne has year-round activities sponsored by local clubs/ organizations such as the Marne Community Club, Housing Committee, Volunteer Fire/ EMS Department, 4H Club, Masons and Eastern Star.

Marne is a well-kept, clean community with a low tax rate and a low crime rate.

We are friendly to businesses and looking for some new neighbors and friends.

If you are interested in building a house on one of our free lots, please download our Free Lot Application above.

If you have any questions about the requirements for obtaining one of Marne’s Free Lots, please visit -  Marne’s Free Lots program  


8 x 12 Cedar Shed - Tiny Home for $3,699 at Home Depot


I was at Home Depot buying some more Solar Lights on the weekend and noticed that they have some very nice Cedar Shed kits that could be easily converted in to a Tiny home. If you can live in an 8 x 12' space. This is a panelized garden shed - Manageable panel sizes - Minimum tools required to complete your shed
  • Veneer skin on interior wall panels for increased strength and to act as an additional vapor barrier
  • Western Red Cedar Construction
  • 2 Functional Windows with Screens, 6 Fixed Side Windows, 31" Wide Functional Dutch Door
  • Cedar Roof with Shingles Already Attached
  • Lexan Polycarbonate Roof Windows
Available at Home Depot :

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Land and Gold ? on the Tulameen River, British Columbia, Canada for $55,500

Bring your dreams, bring your plans, and your pans  - this lot is perfect for you! Walking distance to town with easy access to the Tulameen River, known for its Placer Gold and Platinum.
The Tulameen River is a tributary of the Similkameen River in the Canadian province of British Columbia. The Tulameen River is part of the Columbia River drainage basin, being a tributary of the Similkameen River, which flows into the Okanagan River, which flows into the Columbia River.

"Gold and platinum deposits have been found over the lower 40 kilometres of the river. Most recorded production and exploration has occurred along two stretches. The upper stretch begins about 2 kilometres west of Tulameen and continues up the river for 12 kilometres to the mouth of Champion Creek. The lower stretch begins at Coalmont, just above the mouth of Granite Creek, and continues southeast for 19 kilometres to Princeton. See Tulameen River (092HSE235) for a detailed review of the lower section. Metals found along the Tulameen River tend to occur in old sinuous channels buried deep below glacial gravels, which yield only spotty values. Gold occurs in rough, angular or slightly flattened, rarely well-flattened nuggets. Some of the nuggets contain abundant white quartz. One nugget found near the mouth of Lawless (Bear) Creek weighed 250 grams (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1932, page 140). Platinum forms small rounded grains of uniform size. They are smaller than the gold nuggets and are commonly pitted. Such nuggets produced at a hydraulic mine just below Britton (Eagle) Creek weighed 7.8 to 15.6 grams (Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 26, page 132). Larger platinum nuggets often have a coating or included crystals of cumulate chromite, sometimes with intergrown magnetite and inclusions of olivine (CIM Bulletin, June, 1976). Platinum is also found to occur in pebbles of olivine and chromite (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1924, page 176). The gravels worked along the upper river also yielded black sands comprised of magnetite and chromite, with significant gold and platinum values (Minister of Mines Annual Report 1923, page 187). The ratio of gold to platinum recovered in this part of the river is generally about 1 to 1, but is observed to decrease upstream to the mouth of Britton Creek, where it is 1 to 2 (Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 26, pages 132, 144; 243, page 59). Small quantities of native copper and gold-bearing pellets of tetrahedrite also occur in these placer deposits"  

Property  Listing:

Friday, 16 September 2016

Solar AC/DC Powered Fridge/Freezer from Unique Offgrid

Unique Portable Solar AC/DC Powered Fridge/Freezer - 120 Litres

The Unique 120L AC/DC powered fridge/freezer is versatile, portable and equipped with the world’s most reliable compact DC cooling system (Danfoss/Secop compressor). Individual compartment temperature control enables customizable fridge/freezer combinations, and its rugged construction and digital control panel make this system essential for off-grid life (deep cycle marine battery required for off-grid use). All connections, AC/DC converter & DC remote control included, along with the protective insulated cover. Perfect for use at camp, cottage or your home. Can freeze at home on 110V, maintain using 12V in your truck, then operate off-grid wherever.



  • Danfoss/ Secop compressor – the world’s leading DC compressor
  • Chest-style fridge/freezer for high efficiency while using low energy consumption 
  • Wireless DC remote control allows monitoring of temperature within the vehicle 
  • Includes protective insulated cover 
  • Dual compartments enable fridge/freezer combinations
  • Individual temperature controls for each compartment allows either compartment to be shut off to save energy
  • Rugged side handles (portable) 
  • Thermostat
  • Power source indicator
  • Removable wire baskets
  • Can be used with Unique Portable 100 Watt Solar Panel Kit to charge your battery – ask dealer for details
  • LED light

Available here :

Buy a Unique propane or solar fridge AND any Unique propane range or cooktop 
and receive up to a  $400 MAIL IN REBATE.

Energy efficient appliances are essential to living the "off grid" life style, and with Unique’s collection of solar DC appliances you can harness the power of the sun and run all major appliances. 

From solar powered fridges, freezers and even washing machines your dream of living “off the grid” is one step closer!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Engel 34 Qt. Portable Fridge / Freezer AC/DC Solar Compatible $ 898

Engel 34 Qt. Portable Fridge / Freezer AC/DC Solar Compatible...

$ 898 with Free Shipping from 

  • Portable top-opening 12/24V DC - 110V/120V AC fridge-freezer
  • Solar Compatible - Highly Efficient Engel Swing Motor - Low Amp Draws (even at start-up)
  • Highly efficient, it typically draws around 1 to 2 Amps per hour
  • UL Approved - 100% CFC-Free Compressor
  • Comes With Both AC and DC Cords

Monday, 12 September 2016

Whynter FM-45G 45-Quart AC/DC Portable Refrigerator/Freezer $ 476

  • Capacity: 45 Quarts or 60 Cans (12FL oz)
  • Operates as a refrigerator or freezer
  • 8-feet AC power cord and 5-feet DC power cord and two removable wire baskets are included
  • "Fast Freeze" mode rapidly cools to -8°F
  • LED temperature display. NOTE: All you need is either a standard household 110 Volt outlet or a 12 Volt power source, like an automotive battery to keep this running.   $ 467 at

This Whynter Portable Fridge/Freezer offers premium quality and innovative design to your frozen or refrigerated needs. It's great for RVs, boats, campsites, fishing trips and truly portable so you can take it anywhere. 

All you need is either a standard household 110 Volt outlet or a 12 Volt power source, like an automotive battery. Whether on a day trip or major expedition, you can easily keep your food and beverages chilled, or frozen with this benchtop freezer. The Whynter portable freezer should not to be confused with less effective 12 volt novelty and beverage type "coolers", the Whynter portable freezer fridge is a true freezer/refrigerator which cools between -8°F to 50°F. A cost effective and mobile solution for your recreational and critical freezing requirements. Available at

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Free Book - Solar Power Demystified: The Beginners Guide To Solar Power, Energy Independence And Lower Bills’

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You can see the question “To go or not to go solar?” discussed in its practical aspects.
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