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Author Mather, Michelle, 1960-

Title Little house off the grid : our family's journey to self-sufficiency / Michelle and Cam Mather.

Publication Info. Tamworth, Ont. : Aztext Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  333 MAT    Check Shelf
Description vii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Like so many other city-dwellers, Cam and Michelle Mather longed for a simpler, quieter life in the country. When they found a century-old farmhouse on 150 acres of land that was in their price range, they jumped at the chance to make their move. The fact that the home was "off-grid" with no power or telephone lines connecting it to the outside world seemed like a bonus! Twelve years later their life in the country is not quite as simple as they had envisioned, but it is peaceful. There were more challenges than they could have anticipated, as well as more rewards. Along the way they installed more solar panels, erected a wind turbine, and upgraded and replaced all of the major components of their off-grid electrical system. They installed a solar-thermal hot water system; figured out how to have a phone, internet, and satellite TV; and kept their home heated with wood cut from their own property. They also carved out a garden and began growing much of their own food. -- taken from book cover
Subject Self-reliant living -- Ontario.
Sustainable living -- Ontario.
Ecological houses -- Ontario.
Mather, Michelle, 1960- -- Homes and haunts -- Ontario.
Mather, Cam, 1959- -- Homes and haunts -- Ontario.
Added Author Mather, Cam, 1959-
ISBN 9780981013251
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