Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chapter 1...Our First Look At Our New Off Grid Property

This is the beginning of our Off Grid Story.  I have to take you back in time and I will rewrite our story from Chapter 1 which began in April 2008.

My husband, Mike, and I finally found our piece of paradise in the TN mountains. We are building a berm house, covered by earth on 3 sides, that will be solar and wind powered. We will have no electric. We are so excited about building a self sustainable homestead.

We closed on our property the end of April but we couldn't get any trucks in because of the existing bridge:

We did get lucky since that bridge is on a county road so if we paid for the culvert the county would install it. We paid for a 24ft x 14ft x 8ft culvert:

The county installed it on May 20. This is what our new bridge looks like:

This is the entrance to our property:

And the view from our future Homesite:

I hope you enjoy our story.

Lisa and Mike


  1. Oh this is going to be so nice of you to share with the world Lisa! I'm glad you are getting it on somewhere you can save it better.

    Hope folks enjoy it as much as we all did while you were doing it. :) Jax

    1. Thank you for writing in. You know I love to hear from everyone. Sorry you will have to wait so long for the new stuff. I'm working on it:)

  2. Anything Mike, Niki and you do is worth the wait. :) Jax

    1. Aww...thanks. It's amazing how much things have changed since the beginning.

  3. This is so great Lisa! Thanks for sharing with everyone!