Category Archive: Off-Grid

Putting Up the Temporary Outdoor Kitchen: Part One

That’s it! That’s it! I’m outta here. If you’ve been following our mouse saga, you know I have not yet figured out how to build a better mouse trap to humanely and successfully… Continue reading

One Year In

Well, this week, it’s been a year since we sold Someone Else’s American Dream and moved to the sticks. Been quite a year. Among the hardest of my life, in fact, in spite… Continue reading

How to Empty a Composting Toilet: TMI Alert

We built the most awesome composting toilet, based on the Humanure Handbook, with some of our own mods. At first, we were skeptical that it would a) not reek, and b) not be… Continue reading

My Outhouse is Better Than Your Bathroom: The Shouthouse Completed

I am about to totally change what you think about outhouses. The backstory: We put up a geodesic dome. We need a few basic things to be able to move into it. One… Continue reading

How to Make a Simple Composting Toilet

The following has been rated PG, Pretty Gross, by the Mainstream Potty Association of America. You’ve been forewarned. The kids and I slept in sleeping bags in the dome for the first few… Continue reading

Putting Up the Dome: Part Four

Ben Franklin came up with some awesome ideas, but daylight savings is not one of them. With the time change kicking in, Mauricio arrives home right as the darkness does. Eager to get… Continue reading