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10 Things You Must Have To Live Off Grid

Winter Cabin
Well, here’s the deal. I have to face it. I just don’t have the credit or the cash to buy land where I live...yet. It’s way overpriced and as much as I’d like to just get a piece of land here, it’s not feasible right now due to the high cost per and financing restrictions and credit issues. So...

16 Of My Crazy Off Grid Projects & Goals

off grid Cabin in the mountains
Here's a list of some of my goals and projects for my off grid homestead. First thing is to get the land I need. This will have to be a larger parcel of land 20-40 acres or more. Ideally I'd like a 100 acre plus pice of land so I can grow and have multiple businesses and room to...

Solar Powered Vertical Garden: A Stackable & Portable Greenhouse Aquaponics Garden

This solar powered vertical garden is an off grid living original design developed from a need to grow food in a small space using high-yield-high-density aquaponics growing techniques. The system is originally based off of a shipping container's ability to stack vertically, as well as provide a portable and shippable solution for easily transporting and setting up a vertical farm....

Solar Powered Aquaponics Greenhouse Dome Vertical Garden

Solar Powered Aquaponics Greenhouse Makes Year Round Growing Possible - Here's another off grid living original design concept by Eric Wichman. It's a modular aquaponics greenhouse made from converted recycled shipping containers. Each of the shipping containers are converted into mini-greenhouses which also makes the whole thing portable. A large pond (fish tank) is constructed in the ground, or in a...

640sqft Solar Powered Shipping Container Cabin with Greenhouse For $25k

Shipping Container Cabin with Greenhouse
Off Grid solar powered shipping container cabin with an attached greenhouse. This is another off grid living original home design which combines the best of many aspects of off grid living. Shelter, food, and power. This design assumes water is readily available through a well or city water system. It might appear the cabin is placed directly on the...

1 Million Pounds of Food Per Acre?! Ultra High Yield Solar Powered Vertical Aquaponics System

Aquaponics System
EXPERIMENTAL ULTRA HIGH YIELD SOLAR POWERED VERTICAL AQUAPONICS SYSTEM MISSION STATEMENT & PROJECT GOAL: Build an aquaponics system which maximizes crop yield per square foot and share that design under an OPEN SOURCE license for anyone to improve upon, modify, and use for producing organically grown food in their local area. The ultimate goal of building and improving this system...

1440sqft 3BR 1BA Shipping Container Home with Living Roof and 4000 Watt Solar Power System

1440sqft 3BR 1BA Shipping Container Home with Living Roof & 4000 Watt Solar Power System
  1440sqft Shipping Container Home Design This is a MOD of my original 1280sqft shipping container home design, with an increase of 160sqft by spreading the containers apart another 4 feet to make the common area between containers 20'x40' (800sqft). This increases the overall total livable area of the home to 1440sqft.   VAULTED CEILING: The ceiling has been modified to increase the overall...

2560sqft 5BR 2BA 2 Story Shipping Container Home For $50k

2560sqft 5BR 2BA Shipping Container Home
2560sqft 5BR 2BA Shipping Container Home AFFORDABLE: This is a HUGE home for only $50k. Even at only $499 per month, you could afford this home and have it paid in full in 8 years. With 10% down ($5k) you could pay it off in 7. No more 20-30 year mortgages. MATERIALS COST: $35k-$50k TOTAL EST. BUILD COST: $50k Building homes from recycled shipping containers...

1280sqft 3BR 1BA Shipping Container Home for $25k

$25k 1280sqft 3BR 1BA Shipping Container Home
1280sqft 3BR 1BA Shipping Container Home for $25k - Shipping containers make great off grid modular homes. Cheap and easy to modify it's cheaper per square foot to buy a shipping container than to build a wood frame home of the same size. The design below is a bare bone materials only design concept and doesn't include shipping, labor...

3500sqft EXPANDABLE Disaster Relief Shelter

Imagine a 3500 square feet shelter housed in a 40'x8' shipping container able to be shipped anywhere in the world at a moments notice. That equates to more than 10 times the square footage in a single container. PROBLEM: Millions of people worldwide live in disaster areas. These people are in need of safe and secure shelter from the weather, earthquakes and...

Off Grid Community

2880sqft 25k Shipping Container Home
OFF GRID COMMUNITY: SUSTAINABLE LIVING & RENEWABLE ENERGY Pilot Project: The “Off Grid Community Project” is the first stage of a multi-stage project which if successful could expand into a small self-sustaining community. Concept: Build a sustainable living self sufficient off-the-grid home system, which anyone can build for less than $100k, and open source the plans to the world. An “affordable” 1500-2500sq ft Open...

Zombie Fortress: Are You Ready for the Apocalypse?

Zombie Fortress: Made from Steel Shipping Containers
Build your own Zombie Fortress out of shipping containers! Are you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse? If you've never been afraid of zombies, perhaps you should be. You might seriously think about building your own Zombie Fortress. Seriously. Are you truly prepared for the coming Zombie Apocalypse? The CDC (Center for Disease Control) thinks you should be prepared too. "...There are all kinds...

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