13 Oct, 2021
After Gerry and I were married and living in Launceston there was a transport strike. Supermarket shelves were bare. This was in the 1970s and straight away we thought, okay, we need to be a little more self-sufficient.
05 Oct, 2021
When we bought our Pipers Brook farm about 10 years ago it was just a bare bush block with no infrastructure. There was no house, no sheds, nothing.
28 Sep, 2021
I won’t lie. It’s a bit scary going off-grid. But I find that exciting, a challenge. Part of it is wanting to have minimal impact. Part of it is asking if it’s possible. And the rest is just stubbornness!
21 Sep, 2021
Technically we are still connected to the grid, and that’s just because of our age, the security of that. But we never have to buy power — I think one quarter we bought $4 worth of power!
14 Sep, 2021
I have traveled around the world extensively and experienced the devastation of nature; the smog in Los Angeles and in Moscow and in London.
07 Sep, 2021
We speak with everyday Tasmanians who are living off sunshine. by Luke Clarke & Cat Irving Cat: We live in…
31 Aug, 2021
We run three hospitals and our home off solar. Five years ago, our Launceston hospital was the first in Australia to be run completely on renewable energy, and that’s something I’m proud of.
24 Aug, 2021
We speak with everyday Tasmanians who are living off sunshine. by Daniel & Kim Croker Four years ago we traded…
17 Aug, 2021
It was in 2016 that we decided to start a multi-day, luxury adventure mountain-bike experience based in the exploding trail network that was Derby. The Blue Derby Pods Ride project included our own exclusive accommodation within the mountain bike trail network and we didn’t know much at all about being off-grid.
10 Aug, 2021
When we moved here we had a long-term vision to open an off-grid hospitality ministry. We found a good plot of ground here in the Huon Valley and opened in 2018. Pilgrim Hill is a Christian ministry: we supply low-cost accommodation for travellers—mostly fruit-pickers—from Europe and Asia.