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Off Grid Cabin

Build your own house cheap

Among many popular structures for a cheaper and simpler way of life, many enjoy the rustic, independent and self-sustaining appeal of an Off Grid Cabin.

The term off grid simply implies that your home sustains itself instead of being hooked into the water and power grid of the city.


Though there are many methods in harvesting your own self-sustaining power, here are the most popular of the bunch:

gasoline powered generator power  – propane power  – wind power  – water hydro power - solar power 

Gasoline powered generators are wonderful back up sources for energy, but from my own personal experience from growing up with one, they are loud, smelly and can run out of gas without warning.

Propane power will give you heat and cooking power but will not give you electricity.

Wind turbines cost $1000 plus to purchase and install but can be wonderful energy providers (Just make sure there’s a little wind where you live.)

Water/hydro power solutions work beautifully if you live near a powerful babbling creek…if not, this may not be the choice for you.

In quick review of preferable options for energy, solar power ranks the most popular and cost effective option, averaging around $400 for an entire solar set up.


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Obtaining Your Cabin

To obtain your own little self-sustaining cabin dream, you have the option of buying one constructed or building one yourself.

Building your own off grid cabin can be very affordable.

Here is a link to some plans for doing it yourself for about $2000 

Want even more layout options of off grid cabin design?  Click here 

Don’t want to mess with building your own off grid escape?  This site is brimming with Off Grid Homes for sale of every shape and size imaginable!


Though this may not be for everyone, for those that don’t mind taking a more creative out of the box approach to home sweet home, this is a wonderful and versatile option.


“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” 
― Lao Tzu

“Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language, and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things, and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.” 
― Elise Boulding

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