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Key Off-Grid Building Blocks & Ideas
101 ideas, topics, technologies & authors I'll be writing about for the next year
The equation for off-grid, sustainable living involves hundreds of concepts, ideas, technologies and topics. I like to think of this big-picture as an extensive puzzle to solve. Every off-grid system is a puzzle piece. Every concept is a puzzle piece. Every influential author is a puzzle piece. Every puzzle piece is a building block. Read on for the full list of topics for the next 101 articles or so:
Clean Energy Systems
Community Supported Agriculture
Solar Hot Water
Passive Home Heating
Black Soldier Fly Larvae
Kune Kune Pigs
Liquid Fertilizer / JADAM
Homeschooling, Roadschooling & Unschooling
Off-Grid Friendly States
Short Term Eco Rentals
Biomass for Energy
Yurts & Canvas Tents
Container Homes / Barndominiums
The term: Climate Change
Micro EVs & Car-free Paths
Meadows & Lawns
Minimalism & Monks
Dachas & Allotments
Kibbutz & Moshav
The Mighty Dollar
Zoning for Off-Grid
The Land Lab Simulator
Land Labs for Education
The Big Cycles: History’s Wheel
Overproduction of Elites
Aquaponics & Aquaculture
Health Cost Sharing
Credit Unions & Crowdfunding
Charles C. Mann
Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Front Porch Republic
If any of these technologies, concepts, ideas, methods or authors resonate with you, stick around! I’m looking forward to unpacking each idea and connecting them to each other to form the overall puzzle for us to learn from together.
Our end-goal is to deliver a flexible off-grid blueprint for others. Every location on earth is different, and every human’s needs and preferences are a bit different. Every off-grid living system will need to be uniquely adapted for its location on earth, and for the needs of the people living within it.
Learning about these core building blocks are the most important first step. Once you understand the building blocks, you can begin to assemble your own off-grid design for building a different lifestyle.
The puzzle pieces can fit together to make a stunning final design. What will your unique off-grid design look like?
Our mission at Acorn Land Labs is to share the ideas, methods, tools & concepts needed for people to leverage off-grid systems to live more freely and affordably. Go build something!
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