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Living Off-Grid on a Tiny House Homestead for 6 Years

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Living Off-Grid on a Tiny House Homestead for 6 Years

Ariel has been homesteading and living off-grid in a 24'x8' tiny house for 6 years! She grows, forages and preserves as much of her own food as possible, she cuts her own fire wood, carries her own water, generates electricity with solar, and cooks with propane. She is a passionate backpacker and wildlife photographer who works part-time on a ranch in exchange for a place to park her small home, and she also works a variety of jobs to earn money, although her expenses are very low since she isn't paying rent, and since she managed to pay off the tiny house several years ago.

You can follow Ariel and her self-sufficient off-grid homesteading adventures on the Fy Nyth blog and YouTube channel here:




We are super inspired by Ariel's simple, disciplined, and sustainable lifestyle and are so happy to have collaborated with her on this video! Ariel provided all of the footage and photos for this video so that we could put it together. Thank you, Ariel :)

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Family of 5 Living Off-Grid | BOAT ACCESS ONLY

Mark and Chera rescued and renovated an old cabin and transformed it into an epic off-grid home for their family of 5. The catch? There's no road to get there, so they had to figure out how to do absolutely everything by boat and barge: transporting building materials, equipment, belongings, workers, as well as commuting to and from town for school and work.

They were limited in how much they could modify the existing cabin, so to make space for the kids' bedrooms, they attached a yurt to the house with a mudroom. For heat, they have a wood stove in the house, a pellet stove in the yurt (to keep a constant temperature for the kids), and backup wall-mount propane heaters for really cold days, or times when they're away from the house during winter (to prevent pipes from freezing). Since propane has to be delivered on a barge, it's really expensive so they try to limit their propane use as much as possible.

For electricity, they have 3 systems. First, a solar power system with 18 panels and a large battery bank which works great in the summer even though they're surrounded by mountains. But during the colder, rainier months, the system doesn't keep everything running so they installed a hydro turbine which creates electricity using water pressure from a creek up the hill, and this provides 24 hour electricity for most of the year. As a backup to these two systems, they have a propane generator but they try not to use it unless they need to.

The kids still attend school in town, and Mark and Chera have flexible jobs so they can work in town or from home as needed. They have 2 enclosed boats with GPS and heat for the 20 minute commute back and forth to town.

We loved getting the chance to spend a whole day and night with this lovely family and seeing how they've made off-grid living comfortable and fun for everyone!

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Family of 6 Living in a SHED Converted Into a Tiny Home & Homesteading

In just two years, Kelly and Beau sold their house in the suburbs, bought 7 acres of raw land, started a permaculture homestead, and transformed a 16' x 48' shed into a beautiful and functional home where they live, work online, homeschool their kids, and run their growing homestead. Their goal is to be debt-free in their 30’s so they carefully spaced out each building project to avoid financing and stay out of debt.

In this video they’re going to give us a full tour of their shed to house project, including the spacious open-concept kitchen and living room, the kid's sleeping lofts, the single bathroom they have for all 6 humans in the house, and the outdoor laundry room, and they're also going to talk about the building process and why they chose to convert a shed into a house.

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A Bedford House Bus In An Off-The-Grid Upcycled Homestead Kingdom

In a way Purple is like a modern wizard, transforming old trash into useful treasures for his off the grid homestead. After being gifted an old Bedford bus by a friend, he has been restoring it over the years and it's now a wonderful off the grid tiny house in an upcycled homestead.

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Purples home allows him to live a simple, off the grid life. With all his needs met, he is able to focus his efforts on his creative work as an audio engineer and create beautiful and useful things from old items. I hope you enjoy the full tour of this special tiny home and off grid homestead.

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Man Living in a 10'x10' Tiny House & Homesteading in the City

Rob Greenfield's latest sustainable living project is to live in a DIY 100 ft² tiny house for two years while foraging and growing 100% of his own food in an urban area. You can follow more of Rob's adventures in sustainable living on YouTube and on his website here:



We are thrilled to be featuring Rob on our channel, and we learned so much from him just with this one video collaboration. In addition to living in his tiny home, he's figuring out how to create his own cooking fuel using a biodigester, he's growing his own toilet paper, and he even makes his own sea salt.

He built the tiny house in the backyard of someone who was looking to live more sustainably. In exchange for a place to build the home, he created a rainwater collection system, an extensive garden on the front lawn, a bio digester and composting system, and more.

Obviously, we can't all live like Rob is doing in this video (although it does look like a healthy, simple, and rewarding lifestyle), but we can get inspired to make positive changes in our own lives. Maybe start composting or eating more fresh food, creating less garbage, riding our bikes more, etc. That's what we're inspired to do after working on this video with him :)

We also want to say a huge thank you to Brandon Kari for filming this footage of Rob and his tiny house homestead for us. You can check out Brandon's work on his website here:
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50 years off-grid: architect-maker paradise amid NorCal redwoods

In 1968, Charles Bello and his wife, Vanna Rae, moved onto 240 acres of redwood forest looking to live a simpler life off the land. They had spent their savings to purchase the land so they got to work building their home themselves. Their first structure was a panelized A-frame that they erected in 5 days (with help from a couple family members). The total cost was $2,800.

The property is a half-hour drive down a dirt road and it was bare land when they arrived so Charles and Vanna Rae built their own infrastructure: roads, bridges and went decades without refrigeration nor phone (they eventually installed PV panels and cabling for phone lines).

After 15 years in the A-frame, they built a cabin in the woods, and there they lived for a decade until the trees began to block out their views. In 1991 Charles (who once apprenticed under famed architect Richard Neutra) designed the Parabolic Glass House. With a curvilinear wood roof and two curved walls of windows, the home feels enveloped in trees.

Charles and Vanna Rae built it for $8,500 with the timber they milled themselves, using salvaged materials for everything from doorknobs to stoves. The couple relied on photovoltaics, solar thermal and gas for power, and a dug-in greenhouse attached to the home provided much of their food. By canning and preserving, they could go for months without going to a grocery store. Their two boys were homeschooled. The couple supported themselves selling Christmas trees.

Nearly all the old-growth trees on the property were logged in the early 20th century, but Charles has spent the past half-century restoring the land. He and his wife set up the Redwood Forest Institute in 1997 to manage and preserve the forest. He has carefully selected 1,000 trees to be preserved for 2 millennia as the next generation of old-growth.

Now, 87 years old and a widower, Charles is determined to find successors; he hopes to find three couples who want to settle on the property (currently worth about 4-6 million dollars) in exchange for continuing as stewards of the land. He is currently building glamping guest houses that he hopes will help fund the enterprise.

His website now advertises “seeking caretaker ASAP”, someone “wanting to get away from it all and live a more simple down to earth lifestyle”.


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13 Years Living Off the Land - Man Shares REAL Homestead Experience

Peter from TreeEater Farm & Nursery ( in BC shares the challenges and lessons learned from his experience earning a living off the land for 13 years with his partner Magdalene.

Peter moved to a piece of land in British Columbia's Gulf Islands as an idealistic 22-year old who wanted to save the world and reduce his environmental footprint by growing his own food, building his own shelter, and producing his own fibres for clothes. Magdalene joined him a few years later.

To make this homesteading project financially viable, the couple has had to experiment with different revenue streams, including community supported agriculture (CSA) vegetable box programs, hand forged tools, meat animals, dairy cows, and selling fruit and nut trees, as well as plenty of off-farm work as well.

After a steep and labour-intensive learning curve, Peter has realized that living off the land can be very expensive, that it can be difficult to earn an income from agricultural products — especially if your land isn't situated in an area with a market for your product nearby, and that living off the land requires a lot of infrastructure & maintenance — all of which costs time and money. And they aren't even trying to be off grid.

It was refreshing to get such an honest look behind the scenes of what appears to be a utopian lifestyle: living in a hand built timber frame home with a cozy wood stove, and eating fruit and nuts from your own island orchard's trees, and to know there's quite a big financial and physical struggle to make it all happen.

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11 Years Living Off-Grid in an Earthship Style House

Hélène Dubé and her partner Alain Neveu from Es-Cargo ( have lived off-grid in Quebec, Canada for 11 years in a self-built earthship style home made of recycled tires filled with earth and large south-facing windows.

Their water is gravity fed from a spring-filled cistern placed up the hill from their home, their power comes from solar energy, and they use a composting outhouse toilet.

For refrigeration, they make their own ice during the winter by freezing water in recycled windshield washer jugs outside, and then they store them in a root cellar inside unplugged chest freezers insulated with sawdust. They manage to keep their food cold with these homemade ice blocks from January to July, and then they get ice blocks from a neighbour.

For hot water they use approximately 200 lbs of propane each year.

For heat they have a homemade rocket stove that is an efficient way to burn wood, and they also use it as a cooktop in the winter.

They would eventually like to be self sufficient in their food production and have gardens, hens, and they've begun to build an aquaponic system as well. But they do find that growing all of their own food, running workshops, and staying on top of all their other projects to be an incredible amount of work for just two people.

They're hoping to attract more people to the property to form a small community of inspired and like-minded permaculture enthusiasts.

To learn more about Hélène and Alain's off-grid lifestyle and about any upcoming projects and workshops, you can check out their website and follow them on Facebook:

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Their posts are in French but they both speak French and English.

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Back To Nature Living In A Beautiful Tiny House Tent

This young family are doing things a bit differently! They gave up their city lives in Southern California to live a debt free and simple life, close to nature in a beautiful tiny house tent in New Mexico!

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Their home is by no means a normal tent, but more like a tiny house cabin with canvas exterior. Certainly, this home is glamping taken to the extreme! This unique and beautifully crafted home provides all the shelter the family needs while allowing them to truly live more connected to the natural world and the beautiful gardens surrounding their house tent.

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Tent living is not without it's challenges, but for this family the benefits greatly outweigh the disadvantages. It's allowed them to deeply connect, live a more simple, debt free and rewarding lifestyle and most importantly grow together as a family, with love and quality time being a corner stone of each day.

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Self Built & Off The Grid In Alaska ~ Full Homestead Facility Tour

One aspect of this that continues to blow me away...just to get out to this off the grid homestead is a two hour hike through rough terrain! This was an inspiring trip for me to journey out here and film this awesome family. I hope the video inspires you. A link to their channel and full interview is below.

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Couple Build Amazing Shipping Container Home For Debt-Free Living

This amazing shipping container home is guaranteed to impress! Constructed from one 20ft and one 40ft shipping container, this compact container home has it all!

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Built entirely as a DIY project, this home is filled with with some amazing features. Jaimie and Dave constructed their home to be beautiful, artistic and have everything the couple need, while fulfilling their dream of living debt and mortgage free. Living debt free was important to the couple, who wanted to break free of the rat race and be able to live a life of their choosing with more options and more freedom.

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Jaimie and Dave’s story is one of resilience, love, choosing joy and overcoming adversity. After Dave suffered a major brain bleed, the couples dreams of building their own mortgage-free shipping container home were almost shattered. Together, they pushed through the challenges and the building of their shipping container home actually become part of Dave's physical and mental recovery.

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$10,000 Off-The-Grid Tiny House With HUGE Solar System

If you’ve ever worried that you wouldn’t be able to produce enough power when off the grid in a tiny house on wheels, this house may be the one to reassure you! I never thought that we would see a tiny house which has quite so many solar panels on the roof. Amazingly, this tiny house has a 4kw solar array with 36kw of lead acid battery storage, allowing the family to power not just their home (including all the modern appliances) but also a tiny house building workshop!

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The home was constructed as a DIY build by Glade and Cloe, with the vast majority of all the materials being found in the hard rubbish. With all the labour done by the couple, and with the building materials mostly up-cycled and recycled, the home was constructed for an amazing price of only AU$10,000!

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Sitting on 12 acres just outside of Melbourne, Australia the off-the-grid tiny house is an ideal home for his young family. Glade has started his own tiny house construction business which operates from his property, allowing him to spend time at home with his family. Their home is packed full of clever design ideas and is definitely one to check out. I hope you enjoy the video tour of this stunning off the grid tiny house.

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Debt-Free Family Life in a Zero Waste, Plant Based Tiny House

For this young family, life in a tiny house is largely centred around a desire to live with a lighter footprint and do something good for the environment.

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Going zero waste and cutting out single use plastics has been helped by living in a tiny house, where the small home makes the family more aware of their consumption. Mark, a Vegan chef has also leveraged debt free living in a tiny house to start his own plant based pop-up restaurant.

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Amazing Off-The-Grid Tiny House Has Absolutely Everything! - Revisited

It’s now been more than a year since Paul and Annett moved into their amazing off-the-grid tiny house on wheels in Byron Bay, New South Wales. This couple was on a mission to set up their home to run entirely off of renewable energies, utilising solar power, rain water collection, solar water heating and even a bio gas generator.
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There is a whole lot of technology and systems that go into making this very clever off grid tiny house design work, and sometimes that means making adjustments to the way in which we live in a home and reframing our relationship with energy. There are lots of lessons here for those of you who might considering going off the grid. I hope you enjoy this very special revisited tiny house tour!

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Homesteading Family Living Off-Grid in a Spectacular Earthship

This inspiring off-grid homesteading family lives in a renovated stone earthship. They grow their own food, collect rainwater, use solar power, have composting toilets, and they have a pond that filters their grey water. On top of living an eco friendly lifestyle, they dedicate their work to important projects like urban gardening and promoting industrial hemp as Hempbassadors.

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During the winter, they typically take 2-4 months off to travel, which is financially possible for them because they don't have a mortgage (the house only cost $15,000 when they bought it).

Their daughter, Emma, is in the first grade, but they take her out of school while they travel and homeschool her on the road.

Francis & Marie have dreamt of being self-sufficient for a long time. For 8 years they renovated their earthship home, planted their permaculture gardens, and prepared for the day they'd be able to live their dream full-time.

For over 2 years now they've been living on their dream homestead. They grow apples, berries, and other fruits which they preserve for winter. They also grow vegetables, and collect eggs from their chickens. In the summer, their grocery bill can be as low as $30/week because they produce so much of their own food.

Much of their harvest is kept cool in their root cellar although they would like to have a fridge.

The home is a passive solar home with a greenhouse in the front. It can stay above zero degrees on it's own, but they have a wood stove – an Amish Pioneer Princess – to heat the house, to cook, and to heat their hot water.

For rainwater, they have 3 collection systems. One is a tank in front of the house that collects water from the greenhouse, and they use a solar powered pump to transfer it into an underground cistern.

Another tank collects rainwater from the roof, and a third collects rainwater from their shed. In total they can have 10,000 litres of fresh water when all of the tanks are full.

They don't have a well yet so they get their drinking water from a cabin they have access to down the road.

They have a small solar power system for their lights, the water pump, and for the internet. They'd eventually like to invest in a bigger system but for now it works well.

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Off-The-Grid Desert Living in a Tiny Earthen Home & Permaculture Community

In this weeks video we travel to the Californian desert and the tiny earthen home of natural builders Sasha and John. The desert landscape can be harsh and unforgiving and building homes for this environment can be an interesting challenge. If you enjoy our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon:

This amazing tiny natural home is completely off the grid and has been constructed using a variety of earthen building techniques, including cob, wattle and daub and earth bag construction. It's DIY construction from natural materials makes this a long lasting and affordable housing solution.

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This beautiful earthen home is one of many such dwellings located at the Quail Springs permaculture community in California. The permaculture community is home to educators, farmers, natural builders and people who are dedicated to regenerative, alternative living.

You can find out more about Sasha and John's work via their website at

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Sasha and John are currently fundraising for an attempt to legalize these forms of building. You can support their efforts here:

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Off-Grid Tiny House Paradise With Geodesic Dome Greenhouse

This is the ultimate tiny house off grid paradise. Situated on 380 acres of spectacular lake-front property with private hot-springs and abundant wildlife, the land will eventually be home to a fully functioning off-the-grid, solar powered community of tiny homes which will be placed amongst a network of geodesic dome greenhouses growing organic food.

The first of the homes is already in place, with ingenious design and high quality craftsmanship. It's owner Kathleen takes us through the property and shares her vision for an amazing future.

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Living the Self-Sufficiency Dream on a Tiny Homestead | Organic & Permaculture Abundance

When people wonder what can be done on an acre or less, Liz Zorab from Byther Farm has created a perfect working example to prove how much food can be produced on a small homestead. She is also a perfect working example of what ‘Living the Dream’ is - I mean imagine not buying veg from a supermarket for over two and a half years! Society tells us that we need vast swathes of land to grow food to feed people, however, imagine a world where every family had even just a quarter of an acre to produce a substantial percentage of their food. I hope from this video you feel inspired by what is possible, and this isn’t even close to maximum production for the land area. It’s a myth that you need a lot of land to become self-sufficient, even for eggs and meat. Unbelievable

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HuwsNursery is a channel which dedicates itself to teaching you how to grow an abundance of food at your home. Videos are uploaded every week and cover a vast range of subjects including; soil health, sowing, transplanting, weeding, organic tips, permaculture, pest control, harvesting and low maintenance growing to name a few.

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Family Quits City Life to Live Off-Grid in a Giant Yurt

Lucy is living off-grid with her family, in a yurt, in New Zealand, while unschooling their kids, running a farm, and freelancing as a digital nomad.

Here are all the places you can follow her adventure online via Lulastic Hippyshake:

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I first discovered Lucy's awesome blog and YouTube channel while I was searching for information about how to stop using shampoo; and I ended up buying her awesome eBook about it (link below if you want to go no-poo too!), and I haven't used shampoo in a year and a half.

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I loved her videos about living off-grid in a New Zealand yurt, and still watch all of her parenting videos even though we don't have kids ourselves. We highly recommend checking out her videos!

The family quit their jobs, sold their home, and sold most of their belongings, and left London to go live off-grid in a tiny house a.k.a. a yurt in New Zealand.

They earn an income through Lucy's freelance writing work, and by renting their smaller yurt on Airbnb, and they also plan to earn an income from their farm once they've had more time to get it up and running.

Lucy and Tim currently unschool their two children, which is a an educational method and philosophy that advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning.

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Beautiful Train Caboose Inspired Tiny House At Portland Hotel

If your a fan of old fashioned railway trains and tiny houses, then this next home is sure to delight! Located right in the heart of Portland, Arthur is a 16' (5m) train-caboose inspired tiny house that you can stay in as part of the Tiny Digs hotel.

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Arthur is no ordinary B&B tiny house however, this is a tiny home that has been built with a tremendous amount of love. The Tiny Digs team have poured so much energy into the theme of this home, even including railway antiques in it's construction to add character. This is a tiny house that railway fans around the world will truly love!

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Tiny Digs hotel is providing a wonderful service, not only by giving tiny house enthusiasts the opportunity to try living tiny and get lots of design ideas from their tiny homes, but also by working as local advocates in the Portland tiny house movement by helping to showcase a model of tiny house community living.

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