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Sharron and Scott's Lifestyle Block in Northland
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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
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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...
Travelling K's Off-Grid Cabin
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Travelling K's Off-Grid Cabin
"I couldn't go back to Suburbia after this, no. I'm proud of the fact that we did this and we had a baby. I'm going to find it interesting that I grew up with power on the tap, but my son Reese won...
Revisiting Leah in Pipiwai
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Revisiting Leah in Pipiwai
Last year to celebrate our growing off-grid community, we decided to give away one of our most popular kits, the Bach Kit. We had a lot of entries and the winner was Leah, here in Pīpīwai. We're ba...
Steve's Passive House
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Steve's Passive House
A passive house is a low energy, healthy home, which I think is the future of grid free living. Today I'm in the Coromandel where Steve is building one. Let's go check it out. "Living in a very iso...
Morgan and Jessica's Yurt
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Morgan and Jessica's Yurt
Dreaming of more space, warmer weather, and a slower lifestyle, Morgan and Jessica left suburban Wellington for a bare acre in Waipu. During one of their first nights on the land with just a cabin ...
Rory and Paulette's Tiny Houses
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Rory and Paulette's Tiny Houses
"I think the best part of being off-grid and having solar is just the freedom. Both the financial and physical freedom to do what we want and that we can share this with our family. Our minimal foo...
Tom's Tiny House Interview
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Tom's Tiny House Interview
Living simply and within your means is the most common value when it comes to going GridFree. From living in a compact space, to reducing your consumption and being completely self-sufficient this ...
Orchard Valley Glamping
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Orchard Valley Glamping
It seems like it's the new Kiwi dream to find your own slice of paradise and live off the land. Even better when you can make it a business. That's what our next group of off gridders have done by ...
Stacey's Converted Ambulance
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Stacey's Converted Ambulance
One of the things we love about the opportunity that we have being grid free is that we can just get up and go. We don't have to go to a campground. We can freedom camp. So, after a week of the dai...
Stony Batter Tunnels with Tim
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Stony Batter Tunnels with Tim
Part of the constraints on the site as they've indicated is no electricity. So sure I could go and spend a vast amount of money and run cables to the main road etcetera but I really didn't see that...
Leah's Bach Kit in Pipiwai
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Leah's Bach Kit in Pipiwai
The Bach Kit is life changing. To have a fridge, a freezer, lights, being able to charge my phone - I've flattened so many car batteries! Being able to have whānau around, you know summer's here. I...

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