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E197: Secrets of How to Survive an Off-Grid Home Build

E197: Secrets of How to Survive an Off-Grid Home Build

In this episode, we welcome back author Gary Collins. He’s going to share with us his experience with building an off-grid home. It’s doable, but it’s not all rainbows and kittens. Plus, he shares his patent-pending tiny house rant at no extra charge.

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Off-grid Home projects are fraught with pitfalls. Issues range from finding the perfect property to the construction itself. Then there’s getting electricity to your remote location. Unfortunately, no one makes it easy and those looking to go off the grid are left in the cold.

But your buddy Gary is here to shed some light on the dos, don’ts, and how-tos. You see, he’s nearly completed the process and built himself an off-grid home in the mountains. And the process has made him a wealth of knowledge on the subject.

So in this episode, author Gary Collins shares his experience and saves you some heartache and maybe your budget.

How to Build an Off-grid Home Topics:

  • How to find and research remote property
  • Working with Realtors to find rural and remote land
  • Getting a mortgage on rural land
  • Morgage tricks and loopholes
  • The reality of building a home in a remote location
  • Tips on finding contractors who have experience building off-grid homes
  • Building site considerations
  • Getting water in an off-grid home
  • Solar for off-grid homes
  • Garry’s tiny house rant
  • Composting toilets
  • Tips on finding out if going off the grid is really for you
  • Special design and building considerations
  • When his off-grid home building book will be out

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Aaron Hagedorn

In his free time, he enjoys hogging the remote, surfing, scotch, mental masturbation and debate over philosophical topics, and shooting stuff--usually not all at the same time.

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