This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Friday 20 March 2020


This morning the kids got their own breakfast and then worked quietly on a few craft projects while we slept in; perfect start to the day.

When Oma got up she helped Owen tie off his braclet and Kate got ready to make a second craft card out of buttons and stickers.

Yesterday they helped me make fire-starters using old egg cartons and wood shavings. They packed the cartons and I poured the wax over the shavings to hold everything in place. They do make starting the morning fire so much easier.

We've had a great week together, doing lots of fun things even though we are in a restrictive movement time with new guidlines concerning the Coronavirus-19.

Hope everyone stays healthy and your are helping your neighbours get through these challenging days.

Stay safe and well whereever you are.


  1. Create a youtube channel its more fun to watch

  2. Just found your blog after seeing Exploring Alternative’s video about your off grid home. I so appreciate your willingness to share your beautiful homestead. Such great fodder for our dreams!

  3. Hi Hadea;
    If you want to see photos and reports on our construction check out our blog entries from August - September 2011 and 2012 Glad you enjoyed the video and have found our blog site.

  4. Hello Art and Mary,
    I also found your blog in Exploring Alternative's video. You two are inspiration for people wanting to live off grid! I really enjoyed the story, and your home is wonderful! Stay safe, and God bless the both you!

    1. Hi Jason;
      Thanks for the kind words and glad you enjoyed the video. It is possible to buy marginal land cheaply and live comfortably without hooking into the electrical grid system. After 8 years we still love this life. Stay safe and well.