Tuesday, August 01, 2017

"Off the Grid: Getting Started" by Wayne J. Lutz

The first night sleeping in a tent at our off-the-grid cabin.
Sometimes life presents opportunities that are too difficult to ignore. That's the way it was for us when we discovered British Columbia's Sunshine Coast. We came here on a flying vacation in 2000 and fell in love with the area. In 2001, finding a unique off-the-grid float cabin on Powell Lake sealed the deal.

John during construction of a bathroom addition.
We purchased a cabin built by a local named John. We knew very little about off-the-grid living, but were avid campers. In fact, we camped on the cabin deck until the transfer was final.

Wayne helps John install a new front dock.
We say that when we purchased our cabin, John came with it. Over the years he's been our off-the-grid living mentor and a good friend. By working along with John at our cabin and others around the lake, we've become more self reliant. Without his help, getting started would have been a lot more difficult for two "city-folk".

In Wayne's thirteenth book in the Coastal BC Stories series, he shares how we got started in making a home in a remote location away from public utilities and services.

Have you ever dreamed of moving off the grid and living in harmony with nature? What will it take? How do you get started? In Off the Grid: Getting Started, Wayne shares valuable insights from our experiences that will inspire and assist you in fulfilling your own dream of a major lifestyle change.

Newest Release

Coastal BC Stories

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  1. Have I ever told you I love your blog, Margy? I smiled at the photo of you two in a tent beside the cabin while waiting for it to become yours!

    1. Thanks so much Kay. I really enjoyed meeting you when you were out here in BC and love reading about you on your blog and on Facebook. - Margy

  2. I would love something like that, hubby not so much :(

    1. It's not for everyone, that's for sure. We've always liked camping and travel so this lifestyle fit with what we like to do. - Margy


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy