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Welcome to Off The Grid Build!

Please scroll down or click on the categories to the right to see the latest posts or view the welcome video if you are new here.

Final Solar System Installation – Part I

Wiring 4 225W Schott solar modules in two pairs of series the dc breakers in the combiner box. Also tips on cable management for the modules.

Cincinnati House – The Roof – Part III

Finishing the roof with asphalt felt and metal panels.

Cincinnati House – The Roof – Part II

Part 2 of the roof going up. Covering decking, collar ties and outriggers.

Cincinnati House – The Roof – Part I

Part I of the roof going up. Covering the ridge beam and rafters.

Volunteers are making videos

Two volunteers that are here working on the Earthship right now are making a documentary about sustainable building/lifestyles and they are posting videos about their days here. Check out Rae and Kelsy’s first video!

Blog 09-08-12

Progress update! Check out what’s going on and subscribe to facebook.com/offthegridbuild for more updates!

Gray Water Planters

Making great progress on the gray water planters with my girlfriend! Videos to come…
The hole is dug.

The hole is dug.

Lining the planter with an old tarp to protect the EPDM rubber lining.

Lining the planter with an old tarp to protect the EPDM rubber lining.

Installing the equalization/observation piping.

Installing the equalization/observation piping.

Ted working on a rock bulb.

Ted working on a rock bulb.

My girlfriend showing off her hard work.

My girlfriend showing off her hard work.

Cincinnati House – Lathe & Scratch Coat Plaster

Blog 8-4-12

The sky erupted in beauty

Cincinnati House – Bottle Wall

Bottle wall basics. How to build a bottle wall. In this video we are building a bottle wall to support our west side window.