Saturday, July 06, 2019 by Zoey Sky
Some preppers set their sights on living off-grid to be truly free from the hustle and bustle of city life. But before you go totally off-grid, consider the pros and cons of certain housing situations like living in cabins, on boats, or in recreational vehicles (RVs). (h/t to OffgridSurvival.com)
When you talk about off-grid living, most preppers imagine themselves settling down in a cabin in the woods.
While living off-grid requires some investment, it offers many benefits that outweigh most of its drawbacks. If you can afford it, going off-grid in a cabin can be one of the best ways to live a self-sufficient life.
Boats also come with many benefits and drawbacks.
Preppers who want to live a nomadic life will enjoy the benefits of living off-grid on a boat, as long as you have a good vessel and a secure mooring setup.
Living in an RV combines the pros and cons of both cabins and boats. However, prepping in an RV also comes with unique drawbacks.
Off-grid RVs can be grouped into two categories: motorhomes and towable RVs (e.g., fifth wheel campers or travel trailers).
Once you decide on an RV, you can park it on your own property. With a septic tank and well, you can address your water and waste concerns. Use solar panels, wind generators, or portable generators for all your energy needs.
When you go off the grid, you have to compromise on certain aspects of daily life. You also have to do other tasks like generating your own power and dealing with sanitation. In some cases, this means using less energy, other times, you may need to work harder to accomplish certain tasks.
Consider where you’re going to settle down. Make sure your intended destination will be suited to your chosen mode of off-grid housing.
Factor in your skill level and budget when determining your off-grid lifestyle. If you’re single, it’s easier to settle down on a boat. If you have a large family, it may be better to live in a cabin.
Plan ahead, set realistic expectations, and work hard to achieve your dream of living a self-sufficient off-grid life in a cabin, boat, or an RV.
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