Saturday, 31 December 2016

Time for Tesla's Free Energy.

Remember way back in 1901, Tesla explained how we could harness Free Energy from the Cosmos ?

Whatever happened to that Idea ?  Isn't it time we investigate?

I like the idea of power generated via an exercise bicycle or tread mill or something that does 2 or 3 things at once, Grind wheat, create stored energy, get exercise etc ...

We would all be in great physical shape.

The Age of Off-grid Enlightenment .... Chop wood. carry water, generate and store electricity ... all at the same Time.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

864 sq ft Log Cabin Kit for $23,488 Cdn


Ground level:
Width: 24' 0"
Depth: 24' 0"
Square feet: 576

Second level:
Width: 24' 0"
depth: 24' 0"
Square feet: 288
Total square feet 864


Timber Homes
Package "A": $23,488
Package "B": $33,866

The paradise creek is the simple multifunctional model you want when showing up at the lake on a Friday afternoon following a long work week, easy to use and ready to go!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

How to Live off the Grid in Canada: A Two Season Plan.

After much research I have decided to build a very small Off-grid Cabin on a lake in Ontario or Quebec. I will live here between May and October (6 months) Spring, Summer and Fall.

I am also looking for a very small piece of property anywhere in the Caribbean where there is no Property Tax. I will also build a very small Vacation cottage and live there between November and April. (6 months - Canadian Winter)

I am not sure if I will be allowed to build these "Off the Grid" but if I am not allowed then I will buy a very inexpensive Trailer and live there. Hopefully close to the beach.

I will document my "Offgrid Living" adventure here on this blog through photography, stories and video.  Stay tuned and Subscribe to our Youtube Channel:

Monday, 5 December 2016

20 acres of Wooded Land in Quebec, Canada $34,900

Ch. du Lac-Tremblant, Saint-Émile-de-Suffolk, Quebec J0V1N0

20 acres wooded land, quiet area and great for hunting:    $34,900  ($26 k  US)Émile-de-Suffolk-Quebec-J0V1N0

View in early Autumn looking towards Lake.

Possibility of financing up to 50% of the purchase price. 30 minutes from Mont Tremblant, 30 minutes from Highway 50 and at 1:15 the great Montreal
and Gatineau / Ottawa centers.

View in Autumn looking towards the mountains.

Gorgeous 20 Acres, Wooded land, excellent Hunting and fishing in Quebec. (Near Lac Tremblant)
Moose, deer, rabbit, partridge, trout fishing, pickerel (walleye), perch, bass, pike.

Plenty of Maple trees wood allow tapping and Maple Syrup Production.

$34,900 Cdn $ = $26,000 US.

Maybe we could find 20 people with $1,300 each and build an Off-Grid Village in the hills of Quebec ? Anyone ? 1 acre for $1,300

Location in Quebec, Canada : 

Approximately 1 hour from Montreal, Ottawa, Vermont and New York.

Amenities Nearby Highway, Golf Course, Schools, Ski hill

Features Cul-de-sac, Sloping, Flat site

View View of water, Mountain view, View (panoramic)

Zoning Type Residential Listing:Émile-de-Suffolk-Quebec-J0V1N0

Friday, 2 December 2016

Electricity Consumption reduced to 500 KWhr /mo

So we have been able to reduce our Electricity Consumption to 500 KWhr per month for the past 2 months... (Hydro Ottawa)

Total cost of Electricty / mo = $50 + Service Delivery and Taxes.... 

Total Monthly Hydro Bill is $106/mo.

How did we do this ? We basically have turned everything off except the fridge and furnace fan when the heat comes on, but for the past 2 months we have turned our furnace off. We do not use Electricity except to wash clothes on weekends and keep the refrigerator running so that we have food and do not die. This is Life in Ontario Canada.

These are 2 graphs that show daily Consumption:

Thursday Oct 06 2016 --- 10 KWhr /day during the week

Sunday Nov 13 2016 --- 10 KWhr/day on a Sunday when we did not do laundry....

Thursday, 1 December 2016

87 Acres A-Frame cabin for $100 k Goulais River Ontario, Canada

87 acres more or less of Prime Moose & Bear Hunting and recreational property with gorgeous well built A-Frame cabin!

$100,000 Cdn =  $75,000 US

At the end of Witrey Road, close to Goulais River.

Animal tracks everywhere on this property, 'Away from it all location!'

Bring your 4 wheeler and explore. Cabin interior will be open and available for viewing in June and July by arrangement, if not sold before. Checkout the inside pictures.

Fire pit, trails throughout for 4 wheelers. Area around cabin is cleared, with drive to road access.

Cabin is well insulated, has DC power wires run. Sleeps 6-8; twin built in beds in loft area, has propane wall furnace.

Large outhouse with storage.
Hwy 552 to Witrey Road West, at turnaround, go right, stay right. Road dead ends at this property ***Witrey Road is across from Bellevue Valley Road

Minutes from Lake Superior - Largest, cleanest Fresh Water Lake in the World.

Some very basic practical tips to keep your house cool in summer.

If it goes to 90 or 100 degrees where you live and you absolutely need to run the Air Conditioning to keep your house cool only run it after 9:00 pm. There is less strain on your AC unit and typically you will pay far less for the Electricity to run the AC on Off-Peak hours.  (8.7 cents versus 19 cents per KW Hr in Ontario)

If your home is well insulated with good vapour and air barrier the house should stay cool all day long. Even when it is 90 degrees outside. 

If you live in an old drafty home with little insulation and no vapour or air barrier it may be better to look for a newer house, or build your own with double wall, and double Insulation. I recommend a small bungalow (1,000 sq ft) with a large basement since it is always warmer on a second floor. If possible design your house so that the bedrooms are in the basement, where it is always cooler.

If it is a comfortable temperature in your house and it is hot outside keep the windows closed. If it is cooler outside and a good breeze then open the windows on each side of your house and place a fan that blows out one of the windows. This creates a negative pressure and will draw the cool air into your house.

Plant lots of Maple Trees on the South Side of your house. Not so close that the roots damage your foundation but at a distance so that the mature trees will provide shade to the South side of your house. The October Glory or Autumn Blaze Maple are fast growing trees that will turn a Brilliant orange and red each fall. The leaves drop by winter and allow the Sun to heat your home during the winter.

Please add your tips in the comments below ....