See how customers install solar power kits from GridFree, and read all their stories about off grid living in NZ. Whether it's a tiny home, cabin in the bush, architectural masterpiece, or even a glamping business, living off the grid looks different to everyone, and our kits can support all those different journeys.
How Customers Install Solar Power
"Midlife crisis" - I've always thought that's nonsense.
It's not, it's an awakening!
Story of the Month: Off Grid Housebus Conversion
Dan and Kelly's BusWatch the Video
Rick's Lifestyle Block
"I am Rick and together with my wife Hanlie, our five dogs and our cat, live on a lifestyle block in Central Hawke's Bay. We live on the property and being rural it is important for us to be as sel...
Le Workshop Tiny Homes
One of Le Workshop's tiny homes featuring a Bach Kit
Lisa's Tiny House
"We have just moved to Coromandel, which we absolutely LOVE. Our electrician is arriving today hopefully to finalise everything and give us the nod!! Cannot wait. We still have the plumbers here jo...
Eleanor's Tiny Home
I bought a batch kit from Gridfree and when I had a problem with it failing to charge properly I was very pleased to find that they offered a very attentive after sales service.
We have a weekend warrior kit and a bach kit. Installed the bach kit over the holiday break, great instructions and easy to follow. The weekender has been amazing, easily powers our tiny home."
Dan and Kelly's Off-Grid Housebus Conversion - Freedom Kit
"I've always thought that idea of the kind of mid-life crisis is just such nonsense. It's not a crisis, it's just an awakening of just like 'you've lived half your life! What are you going to do no...
Murray's Bach in the BOP
"We are based in the Bay of Plenty and are very happy with our kit. We have the setup with two pods and the system runs all of our necessary items. 1 x fridge/freezer, 1 x freezer, laptops, pho...
Louisa's Off-Grid Office and Bach
I love love love my office and knowing that I’m using sustainable off grid solar energy just lights up my heart.
Customer Photo Contest Winners
At the start of last 2023, we asked our customers to send in their best pictures of their GridFree life. We had loads of awesome responses and it was really hard to pick just 10 winners - but here ...
'Our Tiny Project' in Raglan
"We've been living off grid for 9 months now, thanks in part to our Lifestyle Kit (which even charges our electric car!) Now we are running workshops to help others do the same! Loving being off gr...
Sharron and Scott's Lifestyle Block in Northland
The realities of off-grid living are often not as glamorous as we make them out to be on video, so today we're going to dig a little deeper into those realities - the challenges the rewards and...
We Gave Away a Solar Kit to Rob
Last year to celebrate and give back to our growing GridFree community we gave away a Bach Kit to Leah in Pipiwai. After seeing so many deserving entries and the impact it had on Leah's life, we de...
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