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by Smokehouse
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Buying some land and living on it.
Replies: 49
Views: 39274

Re: Buying some land and living on it.

Hi Yurty, I hope evreything got sorted out for you in the end. I went and stayed in a Yurt for a few days in May just gone. Speaking to the owner I realised that the yurt could not ne lived in all year round and the canvas would soon rot in our damp all year round weather conditions. He lives in a f...
by Smokehouse
Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: The big leap
Replies: 19
Views: 3706

Re: The big leap

Hi folks sorry for the delay in replying to anyone but I have been off work ill for a few months, hopefully fully recovered by the end of the year. Anyway the credit crunch stopped me selling my house, my illness stopped me from travelling until next year at the earliest. I have not and will not giv...
by Smokehouse
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: The big leap
Replies: 19
Views: 3706

Re: The big leap

Hi again, at the moment I live in suburbia on the Wirral nice place but not what I want. I would hope to be able to survive on around 50 euros/pounds a week. I base this on the UK pension provision. One day I will only have a a government pension to exist on. That is circa 85 pounds per week so the ...
by Smokehouse
Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: The big leap
Replies: 19
Views: 3706

Re: The big leap

Ok folks, merely an update on the situation so far. I did buy the bike and was ready to leave at the end of march 09, however 3 buyers have pulled out of house deals because the mortgage offeres they received were rescinded. The credit crunch has scuppered all attempts at selling my house for the ti...
by Smokehouse
Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Green building/eco village in Bristol. Fancy it???
Replies: 76
Views: 32384

abroad?

Is there any way any one would consider this abroad? Think about it, more sunshine for solar power, better weather so less need for insulation and heating, less rates, council tax, water rates, in short less beauracry to deal with and cheaper in general. I am going to spend three months touring Euro...
by Smokehouse
Tue May 27, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: The big leap
Replies: 19
Views: 3706

I expect it will be somewhere in Europe but I have no idea what part. I intend to leave Dover some time in late March or early April next year and land in Calais with my motobike and spend 3 months travelling and looking at eco villages and land for sale through southern europe. Factors to be taken ...
by Smokehouse
Tue May 27, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: The big leap
Replies: 19
Views: 3706

The big leap

Hi folks I joined a few weeks and have been reading the forums extensively. Some time next year I am hoping to leave the UK buy a couple or more acres of land and go completely off grid. This will mean reed bed filters for black and grey water, rocket stoves and bread ovens for cooking, bore holes f...
by Smokehouse
Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Hi there

Hi Folks just wanted to say hello. I am looking to go entirely off grid at some point within the next 12 months and probably not the in UK but somewhere in Europe. I look forward to reading as many posts as possible and hopefully picking up a lot of tips about where to start

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