Our Off Grid Story

Chapter 1
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/our-first-look-at-our-new-off-grid.html

Chapter 2
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/breaking-ground-on-our-new-off-grid.html

Chapter 3
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/pouring-walls-and-foundation.html

Chapter 4
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/insulating-walls-and-well.html

Chapter 5
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/getting-trusses-for-housechapter-5.html

Chapter 6
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/finishing-trusses-and-getting-plywood.html

Chapter 7
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/finishing-metal-roof-installing-siding.html

Chapter 8
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/sliding-doors-curlex-and-cowschapter-8.html

Chapter 9
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-9siding-curlex-fencing-and-cows.html

Chapter 10
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-10princess-niki-post-hole.html

Chapter 11
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-11scary-stuffmoving-motorhome.html

Chapter 12
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-12cows-solar-panels-and-drylock.html

Chapter 13
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-13rushing-water-and-culverts.html

Chapter 14
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-14our-solar-set-up.html

Chapter 15
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-15niki-meets-cows-spray-foam.html

Chapter 16
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-16how-to-build-wall.html

Chapter 17
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-17hanging-drywall-spackle-and.html

Chapter 18
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-18moving-shipping-container.html

Chapter 19
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-19motorhome-ramps-and-wiring.html

Chapter 20
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-20pex-is-awesomedrywall-is-not.html

Chapter 21
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-21underground-propane-and.html

Chapter 22
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-22kitchen-install.html

Chapter 23
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-23walls-and-spackling.html

Chapter 24
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-24walls-and-corner-shower.html

Chapter 25
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-25beaver-dam-and-painting.html

Chapter 26
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-26gutters-spackle-and-sanding.html

Chapter 27
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-27downspouts-and-paint-colors.html

Chapter 28
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-28how-to-wire-outlet-and.html

Chapter 29
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-29retaining-block-water-storage.html

Chapter 30
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-30flooring-appliances-and-wind.html

Chapter 31
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-31toilet-install-and-wind.html

Chapter 32
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-32kitchen-counter-and-solar-rack.html

Chapter 33
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-33moving-day-and-new-solar-wind.html

Chapter 34
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-34playing-jokes-and-all-12.html

Chapter 35
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-35cows-fencing-and-batteries.html

Chapter 36
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-36installing-ceiling-tile.html

Chapter 37
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-37furniture-and-farm-gates.html

Chapter 38
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-38bedroom-ceiling-tile.html

Chapter 39
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-39decorating-and-glass-etchings.html

Chapter 40
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-40how-to-make-lamp-installing.html

Chapter 41
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-41more-closets-and-ceiling-tile.html

Chapter 42
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-42clogged-culverts-ceiling-tile.html

Chapter 43
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-43indoor-construction-is-done.html

Chapter 44
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-44hanging-pictures-and-clogged.html





Chapter 51
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-51we-hit-mailbox-replacing-gates.html

Chapter 52
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-52a-horse-and-halfand-culverts.html

Chapter 53
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-53baby-calves-and-culverts.html#

Chapter 54
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-54culvert-saga-is-over.html

Chapter 55
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-55making-concrete-forms-and.html

Chapter 56
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-56petting-calf-fencing.html

Chapter 57
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-57how-to-install-barbed-wire.html

Chapter 58
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-58baby-cows-catfish-and-more.html

Chapter 59
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-59i-love-big-cool-machines.html

Chapter 60
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-60rain-and-more-rainbut-culvert.html

Chapter 61
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-61repairing-shipping-container.html

Chapter 62
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-62my-square-foot-garden.html

Chapter 63
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-63more-big-equipment-and-moving.html

Chapter 64
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-64pouring-concrete-patio-angled.html

Chapter 65
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-65patio-and-front-yard.html

Chapter 66
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-66my-square-foot-garden2.html

Chapter 67
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-67moving-solar-panels-taking.html

Chapter 68
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-68mounting-solar-panels-on.html

Chapter 69
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-69getting-motorhome-off.html

Chapter 70
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-70landscaping-and-other-stuff.html

Chapter 71
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-71how-to-start-lawn-from-seed.html

Chapter 72
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-72square-foot-garden-update.html

Chapter 73
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-73installing-metal-edging-for.html

Chapter 74
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-74putting-underground-electric.html

Chapter 75
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-75cleaning-water-tank-and.html

Chapter 76
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-76mike-plays-with-fire.html

Chapter 77
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-77moving-trees-battery-gas-vent.html

Chapter 78
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-78new-house-paint-and-new-trim.html

Chapter 79
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-79our-new-concrete-patio-table.html

Chapter 80
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-80baby-geese-and-more-work.html

Chapter 81
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-81ducks-and-ditch-lines.html

Chapter 82
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-82taking-gutters-down-and-more.html

Chapter 83
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-83new-awning-and-drain-pipe.html

Chapter 84
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-84paving-coming-up.html

Chapter 85
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-85paving-prep-and-cool-trees.html

Chapter 86
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-86the-paving-is-done.html

Chapter 87
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-87decorations-and-green-gutters.html

Chapter 88
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-88humidity-problems.html

Chapter 89
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-89kool-seal-for-metal-roof.html

Chapter 90
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-90making-curbs-for-our-driveway.html

Chapter 91
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-91back-home-from-floridamarch.html

Chapter 92
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-92baby-calves-and-my-new-square.html

Chapter 93
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-93installing-gas-furnace-and.html

Chapter 94
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-94baby-calves-and-apple-tree.html

Chapter 95
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-95re-installing-corner-shower.html

Chapter 96
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-96ny-rocks-and-spring.html

Chapter 97
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-97installing-battery-cut-off.html

Chapter 98
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-98how-to-build-pond-wall-new.html

Chapter 99
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-99filling-pond-and-cow-goes.html

Chapter 100
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-100how-to-install-underground.html

Chapter 101
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-101mike-goes-fishing-to-stock.html

Chapter 102
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-102my-garden-cleaning-sides-of.html

Chapter 103
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-103install-electric-fence.html

Chapter 104
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-104how-to-build-awning-more.html

Chapter 105
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-105how-to-install-wood-stove.html

Chapter 106
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-106baby-calf-stuck-in-ditch-and.html

Chapter 107
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-107building-bedroom-closet-with.html

Chapter 108
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-108i-love-our-new-wood-stove.html

Chapter 109
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-109a-real-electric-refrigerator.html

Chapter 110
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-110another-closet-poles-for-my.html

Chapter 111
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-111inside-remodeling-my-garden.html

Chapter 112
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-112take-off-leaky-metal-roof.html

Chapter 113
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-113taking-inverter-apart-and.html

Chapter 114
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-114buying-fish-from-fish-truck.html

Chapter 115
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-115wowthe-cows-got-into-fight.html

Chapter 116
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-116staining-patio.html

Chapter 117
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-117getting-ready-for.html

Chapter 118
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-118paving-and-developing.html

Chapter 119
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-119how-to-seal-driveway-and.html

Chapter 120
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-120body-work-painting-shipping.html

Chapter 121
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-121driveway-sealing-down-steep.html

Chapter 122
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-122back-home-and-so-excited-for.html

Chapter 123
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-123rv-refrigerators-building.html

Chapter 124
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-124making-cabinets-for-rv.html

Chapter 125
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-125turkeys-deer-snow-and.html

Chapter 126
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-126installing-wind-generators.html

Chapter 127
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-127springtime-landscaping.html

Chapter 128
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-128how-to-build-shed-part-1.html

Chapter 129
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-129how-to-build-shed-part-2.html

Chapter 130
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-130how-to-build-mega-shelves.html

Chapter 131
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-131how-to-build-shed-part-3.html

Chapter 132
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/02/chapter-134cow-tales.html

Chapter 133....Building Stairs
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/03/chapter-133the-stairs.html

Chapter 134...Garden recap for 2012
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/03/chapter-134gardening-for-2012.html

Chapter 135...New Toys and Apple Picking
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/03/chapter-135new-log-splitter-and-apple.html

Chapter 136...Our New Pool Table And A Fun Game
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/03/chapter-136our-new-pool-tableand-fun.html

Chapter 137...Our New Solar Panel Mounts
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/04/chapter-137our-new-solar-panel-mounts.html

Chapter 138...Installing Our New Solar Panel Mounts
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/04/chapter-138getting-new-solar-racks-in.html

Chapter 139...Developing Our New Lot
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/04/chapter-139developing-our-new-lot-to.html

Chapter 140...Our New Solar Panel Mounts
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/04/chapter-140finishing-our-solar-panel.html

Chapter 141...Building A Road And Plumbing For The New Store
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/04/chapter-141plumbing-for-new-store.html

Chapter 142...Our New Solar Panels
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/04/chapter-142our-new-solar-panels-being.html

Chapter 143...Pouring The Concrete Slab
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/04/chapter-143pouring-concrete-slab-for.html

Chapter 144...Taking Down The Last Of The Old Solar Panels
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/05/chapter-144taking-old-solar-panels-down.html

Chapter 145...Checking The Property For Any Damage After Heavy Rain And High Winds
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/05/chapter-145checking-land-after-high.html

Chapter 146...Buying Plants For My Garden
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/05/chapter-146our-annual-trip-to.html

Chapter 147...Building The First Walls For The Store
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/05/chapter-147the-wood-is-hereits-time-to.html

Chapter 148...Cutting Wood And A Little Bit Of This And That
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/05/chapter-148cutting-wood-and-little-bit.html

Chapter 149...More Walls And How To Use A Tape Measure
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/05/chapter-149finishing-walls-on-store-and.html

Chapter 150...Cleaning Out The Barn And A Cool Snake
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/05/chapter-150cleaning-out-hayloftah-choo.html


Chapter 151...Painting The Store And Getting Ready For Trusses
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/05/chapter-151painting-store-and-getting.html?showComment=1369844090125#c603789424912475378


Chapter 152...Getting The Trusses
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/05/chapter-152the-trusses-are-here.html


Chapter 153...Planting My Garden And Chicken Poo
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/06/chapter-153planting-my-garden-and.html


Chapter 154...Getting The Plywood On The Roof For The Store
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/06/chapter-154time-to-get-plywood-on-roof.html


Chapter 155...Getting The Shingles Installed
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/06/chapter-155the-shingle-roof.html


Chapter 156...Enclosing The Ends
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/06/chapter-158adding-ends-to-building.html


Chapter 157...Cutting The Barn Wood
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/06/chapter-157cutting-barn-wood.html


Chapter 158...Adding The Ends To The Building
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/06/chapter-158adding-ends-to-building.html


Chapter 159...Eaves, Electrical and Building Interior Walls
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/06/chapter-159eaves-electrical-and.html


Chapter 160...Adding The Insulation At The Store
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/07/chapter-160insulation-my-favorite.html


Chapter 161...Vents, Plumbing With Pex, And Building Shelves
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/07/chapter-161vents-plumbing-and-building.html


Chapter 162...Crazy Storm Damage
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/07/chapter-162crazy-storm-damage.html

Chapter 163...Hanging Drywall And Painting The Inside Of The Store
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/07/chapter-163hanging-drywall-and-painting.html


Chapter 164...Shelves And Electrical At The Store
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/08/chapter-164the-first-shelf-unit-and.html

Chapter 165....Finishing Shelves And Building a Counter For The Store
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/08/chapter-165finishing-shelves-and.html

Chapter 166...Underground Electric To The Store
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/09/chapter-166digging-in-underground.html

Chapter 167....My Poor Garden And Repairing The Driveway
http://mikeandlisaworld.blogspot.com/2013/09/chapter-167my-poor-garden-and-repairing.html



New Solar Refrigerator
New Solar Refrigerator


New Improved Low Electric Well Pump
Well Pump










3 comments:

  1. Hello! I was so excited to stumble across your blog! My bf and I are full time touring musicians. I play fiddle and he plays Banjo and Upright Bass. We will be moving to TN in March and staying with his mom in Maryville, TN while we look for our first and hopefully last property together. We aren't very particular where the property should be, other than North Eastern TN. We have so many fellow musician friends in that area and if we could find a property that would be welcoming to outdoor concerts during the summer and spring that would be ideal. We want a similar way of living that you and your husband have. No neighbors, seclusion, musician friendly, self efficient and hopefully a few acres. There are so many days you can spend in a bar like we do before you tell yourself, wouldn't it be nice to get away from it all and still play music. So thanks for making this blog because I think it will really help us when the time comes.

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    1. Thank you for writing in. Mike and I love TN. I wish you luck with your move and I hope you enjoy TN as much as we do. Good luck to you and if you have any questions just ask:)

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  2. What a great blog!
    Keep going on ..

    Mike from Slovenia (EU)

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