Hello Dear Reader,
I was reading a blog tonight and it made me have a good think about what I need and what I could do without. Could I live off grid? I could, but I can’t guarantee how long I would last. I’d need to cook, which would be great in the winter as I could keep the wood stove burning. What would I do in the summer?
I love chopping and stacking wood, then moving the wood stack somewhere else.
I would miss mains electricity! Not sure if a wind turbine wouldn’t blow away where we live – it would need to be really tough on top of my hill!
The trendy look where I live! is to have a roof covered in PV. Some have bought theirs and some get free day time electricity. I wasn’t convinced. If I owned the house out right and I was staying, then I would buy it myself.
This ‘beauty’ is a solar central heating system! Surely, when the sun is out, I wouldn’t need the heating on? I’m not sure if I would want to live ‘off grid’. I could do it but I like being able to switch it on if I want. Mostly, I keep everything off and grope around in the gloom. I like the glow of one lamp and my wood stove keeping one room warm. Our bedroom and son’s bedroom are either side of the chimney upstairs so those rooms are warm too.
Mind you, if I had a compost loo, I want a posh one like this! I already don’t flush unless I have to. I then use the water I’ve saved from my shower. I could cope with this if I had to.
So, would you, if you could, live off grid? What would you miss? Mine would be light whenever I want it.
Love Froogs xx