David Cox the author of Our Life Off the Grid recommended another book on his blog. It was Off the Grid and Free by Ron Melchoire.
Ron moved off the grid much earlier in life than we did. He began by purchasing a 120 acre woodlot in Maine where he built his first off the grid home. The cabin was compact with few amenities, but it was cozy and comfortable even after he met and married his wife Johanna. It was informative to read about how they created a self-sufficient home with wood for heat, solar for power, and a well for water.
The last half of the book was the best part for me. Ron and Johanna found a remote site on the shore Hockley Lake in northern Saskatchewan to build their homestead. Being 100 air miles from the nearest town was a huge challenge. So was obtaining a land lease from the government. Using their many skills and talents, they created an amazing wilderness home.
I highly recommend Off Grid and Free. You'll be amazed what this daring couple did and continue to do.
You can learn a lot more about Ron and Johanna Melchoire's life on the Internet.
Off Grid and Free at Amazon.comDo you dream about living off the grid? You can start even while living in the city. Learn some of the skills you'll need to make your life successful if and when your dream comes true.
An interview by Norm Gold at Bookpleasures.com
Ron Melchoire at Mother Earth News
Off Grid and Free on Facebook
In the Wilderness Website
Off Grid and Free on Pinterest
Ron Melchoire on YouTube
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