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Solar Shed Office Part 3: Rubble Trench Foundation + Prep Work

Ashley Longnecker Ashley Longnecker / November 10, 2020
Solar Shed Rubble Trench Overhead

We are finally getting started on our off-grid solar shed office here on the Tiny Shiny Homestead! After the initial shock of finding out that lumber has more than doubled, we quickly pivoted and have switched our solar shed strawbale build to an earthbag construction. Not only will this save us money, it will give us more practice working with this incredibly sustainable way of building.

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Cooking Off-Grid for a Family of Six

Ashley Longnecker Ashley Longnecker / November 03, 2020
Cooking Off Grid for a Family of 6

Sometimes it’s hard to believe we’ve been traveling and living in RV’s for over 5 years now. Often we get asked about food - how do we cook and prepare food for 6 people in a tiny space? Add boondocking and living off-grid to the equation and things get even trickier! Without power hookups, we’re limited in the types of energy we can use.

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