Guest Post By: Karli Jaenike
Creating an off-grid lifestyle can seem daunting, but the benefits are numerous. Reasons people choose to ditch the energy grid in favor of a sustainable lifestyle include self-sufficiency and independent living.
Living off the grid also allows you to lower your carbon footprint, save money on energy bills and allows you the space to grow your own natural food. Many people even choose to raise animals!
Depending on the natural environment you choose to live, setup costs will vary greatly. Costs can include purchasing land to live on, home-building costs, installing power generation systems and managing water and waste.
This can bring costs up to several hundred thousand dollars initially, however, imagine that once those costs are paid off, owners of an off-grid setup can expect to save a lot of money.
In the below visual, BigRentz details some of the exact costs associated with building a self-sustaining home. For example, the average cost for land, electricity, heating, water, waste, food and more! They even cover what options are available for a lower cost.
Once you figure out what your budget will be for your off-grid home, you can get started seeing what’s possible!