Hi, welcome to our website Totally Off Our Grid!
A name brought to life from us both being a little crazy and the start of our crazy off grid adventure.
Having looked at other people who are living the dream, watching YouTube and reading up on other peoples journeys living off grid, they all seem to start from people already having the land and starting to build a home. We decided to start documenting our journey from day one! Day one for us means day one. Not only do we need to buy the land, we also need to raise money for the land and learn a huge amount in the process.
We decided that growing our own food was the first skill we needed to master, and learn and evolve from year to year. We will keep you updated on any further advancements towards our dream, whether that is new skills learnt or lessons learnt , and hopefully the day we can purchase our own land.
Our dream is also evolving and the goal is still very much to own land one day (hopefully not to far off), but we are also looking to start our van conversion, so we can also do some off grid travel. So please stay with us on our adventure.
Thanks for stopping by to read Totally Off Our Grid, come by again soon.
Kiera & Tony
Recent Blog Posts
Hi everyone! Last time I wrote was to show you where all the leaks were coming from and all the work Tony did with the angle grinder. We have done some work from there but admittedly not much. Tony got up on top of the van and covered up the vent and sky light, with … Continue reading Wham Bam Thank You Van
So after all our work that we did on our last post, we opened the doors of the van a couple of days ago to find this: The rain over the past few days had really put it to the test, and for the second time we were glad we had pulled everything out to … Continue reading Rain, Rust and an Angle Grinder
So as you all know we bought our sprinter van to convert into a camper, and we got started in removing pieces that we knew we didn’t want for the plan that we had. We started by taking out the panels and batons behind the drivers seats because we plan to have swivel chairs to … Continue reading Work begins
We finally got our first batch of new potatoes. We decided to dig up 1 row of the first early’s that we planted, to see how we got on this year compared to last year. This was last years whole crop: This year we had the large planter that we filled only with seed potatoes … Continue reading New Potatoes Baby
In our last post we told you all that we had made the decision to buy a van and convert it into a camper. From making that decision we scoured websites and social media sites for all van sales. Well our dream has started to become a reality as we have now purchased our Van!! … Continue reading The Camper Van Challenge
Well its been ages since we’ve written so whats been going on with us??? The garden is really coming on nicely everything is growing well apart from the the carrots in the mixed bed which aren’t growing at all. Apart from really really slacking on the mowing and strimming, the garden is looking great. We … Continue reading Totally off Our Grid Out and About