In this video, we meet Jeff, Rose, and their 5 girls who are living completely off grid on a 40-acre piece of land in Northern British Columbia, Canada. They built their own off-grid house for less than $25,000 with cedar posts sunk into the ground like a pole barn, log rafters, plywood, foam insulation, and a living roof.
The house was so affordable to build because they didn’t have to excavate or pour a concrete foundation, dig a well, or install a septic system.
They have 2 solar power systems to power everything they need.
All of the water the family uses is rainwater collected from their shop roof and stored in a tank under the shop floor to keep it cool.
For heat, they cut their own firewood for their Blaze King catalytic wood stove, and for their antique cookstove in the kitchen that they use for cooking and baking.
Jeff and Rose homeschool their 5 girls for a few hours each day and also ensure that their kids are learning diverse life skills like growing their own food, caring for horses, raising bees, and more.
If you want to learn more about this inspiring family and follow their journey, check out their Gridlessness project — they have a blog and a Youtube channel.
Gridlessness YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClt1rDdFd-VUX8VXmWummSQ
Gridlessness Blog: http://gridlessness.com/