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Solar power plus off grid living equals minimalist living. What? Let me explain... Minimalism at its core is about you living with less. Living with less financial burdens. Which means you live with less debt. That directly makes you more happier and less stressed. It also means that you reduce your carbon footprint. Going green. Living with less reliance on the 'grid'. You can be free. How do you be free by installing solar power and not break the bank? Not only that, how do you live off the grid? Good news, you have all the answers on your screen right now. In this book your will discover: The one key benefit to solar power... page 25 The two most important factors in energy consumption... page 32 A quick overview on solar power for your RV or camper... page 37 Mistakes to avoid when selecting your solar power system... page 43 The one thing to avoid in maintaining your system... page 61 What the heck is off-grid living anyways? ... page 76 What are the three keys to the right mindset?... page 87 Get prepared in just 6 easy steps ... page 91 Mistakes to avoid when choosing your location ... page 97 How far off grid is right for you? ... page 107 Foods you didn't know were this good for you to not just survive but thrive! ... page 123 What the essential components are to surviving year-round no matter the weather ... page 112 By now you are thinking... What if I can't do it? What if I am not ready? Believe that you can do it. You don't necessarily have to leave the city to start. You can do it in steps. It all starts with your conscientious choice. You can start small and take steps to live with less. Or just go big right from the start. Are you ready? Like, seriously ready? Take action now. Buy the book today. Don't wait for tomorrow.

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Genre: House & Home
Author: Mike Holsworth
Publisher: Independently Published
Release: 2019-02-22
File: 158 Pages
ISBN-13: 1797748262

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Surrender your fear and anxiety, trust your instincts, and choose a life that's compassionate, accountable, and free. Is that what it means to be living off the grid? Numbers don't lie. According to data released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, poor health and diseases that stem from polluted air, water, and environmental sources are expected to steadily increase up to the year 2050. There are harsh realities behind each thrown out garbage bag, every drop of wasted water, every light switch left turned on, and every single flush. Too much garbage and wastewater find their way into the environment, causing major damage to natural habitats and animal species. As we continue on this path we face the possibility of leaving an uninhabitable world for future generations. So now, the real question is - what can you do to help this situation? How can you reduce your carbon footprint to make an impact on the global environment? What steps can you take to make sure you contribute as little as possible or not at all to our waste problems? Do you have to go back to the 1800s to make it work? If you consider your impact on the environment, there are surely benefits to living off the grid. So, is it possible to live with our simple life joys without having to rely on the grid? Will it be worth it? Absolutely. Will it be easy? With this book, absolutely. So, if you've decided that you're ready to transition to a more conscious, responsible, and accountable life, then let's get started on the steps you need to take to live off the grid. In this book your will discover: What the heck is off-grid living anyways? ... page 12 What are the three keys to the right mindset? ... page 23 How many steps are necessary to get prepared? ... page 27 What are the variables in choosing the right location? ... page 22 How far off grid is right for you? ... page 43 The best way to fuel your body, and not just survive but thrive! ... page 59 What the essential components are to surviving year-round no matter the weather ... page 83 By now you are thinking...What if I can't do it? What if I am not ready to go all the way off grid? I believe that you can do it. You don't necessarily have to leave the city to reduce your impact nor live in complete isolation. You can do it in steps. It all starts with your conscientious choice. You can start small and take steps to build eventual off grid living. Or just go big right from the start. Are you ready? Like, seriously ready? Take action now. Buy the book today. Don't wait for tomorrow.

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Genre: House & Home
Author: Mike Holsworth
Publisher:
Release: 2019-01-24
File: 94 Pages
ISBN-13: 1795045973

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“An in-depth and compelling account of diverse Americans living off the grid.” —Los Angeles Times The radical search for the simple life in today’s America. On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak train in La Plata, Missouri, assemble two bikes, and pedal off into the night, bound for a homestead they've purchased, sight unseen. Meanwhile, a horticulturist, heir to the Great Migration that brought masses of African Americans to Detroit, and her husband, a product of the white flight from it, have turned to urban farming to revitalize the blighted city they both love. And near Missoula, Montana, a couple who have been at the forefront of organic farming for decades navigate what it means to live and raise a family ethically. A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of these new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for -- or create -- a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Mark Sundeen
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2017-01-10
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101618059

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Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Off-grid is the property of a building (generally a home but sometimes even a whole town) that is disconnected from the electricity and the natural gas grid. To live off-grid, therefore, means having to radically re-invent domestic life as we know it, and this is what this book is about: individuals and families who have chosen to live in that dramatically innovative, but also quite old, way of life. This ethnography explores the day-to-day lives of people in each of Canada’s provinces and territories living off the grid. Vannini and Taggart demonstrate how a variety of people, all with different environmental constraints, live away from contemporary civilization. The authors also raise important questions about our social future and whether off-grid living creates an environmentally and culturally sustainable lifestyle practice. These homes are experimental labs for our collective future, an intimate look into unusual contemporary domestic lives, and a call to the rest of us leading ordinary lives to examine what we take for granted. This book is ideal for courses on the environment and sustainability as well as introduction to sociology and introduction to cultural anthropology courses.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Phillip Vannini
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2014-10-30
File: 234 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781135010492

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Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir Twelve by Twelve. Could he live a similarly minimalist life in the heart of New York City? To find out, Powers and his wife jettisoned 80 percent of their stuff, left their 2,000-square-foot Queens townhouse, and moved into a 350-square-foot “micro-apartment” in Greenwich Village. Downshifting to a two-day workweek, Powers explores the viability of Slow Food and Slow Money, technology fasts and urban sanctuaries. Discovering a colorful cast of New Yorkers attempting to resist the culture of Total Work, Powers offers an inspiring exploration for anyone trying to make urban life more people- and planet-friendly.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: William Powers
Publisher: New World Library
Release: 2014-10-27
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781608682409

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestseller "Newport is making a bid to be the Marie Kondo of technology: someone with an actual plan for helping you realize the digital pursuits that do, and don't, bring value to your life."--Ezra Klein, Vox Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It's the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world. In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of Deep Work introduces a philosophy for technology use that has already improved countless lives. Digital minimalists are all around us. They're the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the obsessive urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don't feel overwhelmed by it. They don't experience "fear of missing out" because they already know which activities provide them meaning and satisfaction. Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips, like turning off notifications, or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath, don't go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug completely are complicated by the demands of family, friends and work. What we need instead is a thoughtful method to decide what tools to use, for what purposes, and under what conditions. Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, from Amish farmers to harried parents to Silicon Valley programmers, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a thirty-day "digital declutter" process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control. Technology is intrinsically neither good nor bad. The key is using it to support your goals and values, rather than letting it use you. This book shows the way.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: Cal Newport
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2019-02-05
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525536543

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Dee Williams’s life changed in an instant, with a near-death experience in the aisle of her local grocery store. Diagnosed with a heart condition at age forty-one, she was all too suddenly reminded that life is short, time is precious, and she wanted to be spending hers with the people and things she truly loved. That included the beautiful sprawling house in the Pacific Northwest she had painstakingly restored—but, increasingly, it did not include the mortgage payments, constant repairs, and general time-suck of home ownership. A new sense of clarity began to take hold: Just what was all this stuff for? Multiple extra rooms, a kitchen stocked with rarely used appliances, were things that couldn’t compare with the financial freedom and the ultimate luxury—time—that would come with downsizing. Deciding to build an eighty-four-square-foot house—on her own, from the ground up—was just the beginning of building a new life. Williams can now list everything she owns on one sheet of paper, her monthly housekeeping bills amount to about eight dollars, and it takes her approximately ten minutes to clean the entire house. It’s left her with more time to spend with family and friends, and given her freedom to head out for adventure at a moment’s notice, or watch the clouds and sunset while drinking a beer on her (yes, tiny) front porch. The lessons Williams learned from her “aha” moment post-trauma apply to all of us, every day, regardless of whether or not we decide to discard all our worldly belongings. Part how-to, part personal memoir, The Big Tiny is an utterly seductive meditation on the benefits of slowing down, scaling back, and appreciating the truly important things in life.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Dee Williams
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2014-04-22
File: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101634714

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Offers an indictment of contemporary literary writing, providing assessments of such writers as Don DeLillo, Cormac McCarthy, and Annie Proulx.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: B. R. Myers
Publisher: Melville House Pub
Release: 2002
File: 149 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015056498176

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At age 30, Joshua Fields Millburn left his six-figure career, ditched most of his material possessions, and started focusing on life's most important aspects. Once he embraced his newfound minimalist lifestyle, he never looked back. Suffice it to say, everything has changed in Millburn's life in the last three years. After his mother died in October 2009 and his marriage ended a month later, he began questioning everything in his life: his material possessions, his career, his goals, his health, his relationships, his path in life. Soon he discovered minimalism. In the three years since the author adopted a minimalist lifestyle, he has written more than 300 essays about minimalism and intentional living. He has written about his journey, his failures, his lessons, and everything he has learned during his transformation. A Day in the Life of a Minimalist is a collection of his best, most important individual writings--rethought and edited specifically for this collection. This 208-page book contains 50 essays about living a meaningful life with less stuff, including "The Short Guide to Getting Rid of Your Crap," "The Commodification of Love," "Letting Go of Shitty Relationships," and the title essay. Collectively, these essays are purposefully organized into nine sections--lifestyle, goals, experiments, clutter, relationships, changes, philosophy, consumer culture, and work--covering a variety of topics, viewpoints, and arguments within those themes. Also included are a special forward written by Colin Wright (the man who introduced Millburn to minimalism) and an introduction by Joshua Fields Millburn, as well as two unpublished essays that can't be found anywhere else: "What If Everyone Was a Minimalist?" and "Work-Life Balance." These essays were written to encourage readers to think critically about the excess in their lives and, ultimately, to take action towards living more intentionally. This collection is short enough to be read in a few sittings, or it can be digested slowly, reading one essay a day for nearly two months, applying its principals each day to your own life.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Joshua Fields Millburn
Publisher: Asymmetrical Press
Release: 2012-11-07
File: 210 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781938793066

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A potent new book examines the overlap between our ecological crisis and video games Video games may be fun and immersive diversions from daily life, but can they go beyond the realm of entertainment to do something serious—like help us save the planet? As one of the signature issues of the twenty-first century, ecological deterioration is seemingly everywhere, but it is rarely considered via the realm of interactive digital play. In Playing Nature, Alenda Y. Chang offers groundbreaking methods for exploring this vital overlap. Arguing that games need to be understood as part of a cultural response to the growing ecological crisis, Playing Nature seeds conversations around key environmental science concepts and terms. Chang suggests several ways to rethink existing game taxonomies and theories of agency while revealing surprising fundamental similarities between game play and scientific work. Gracefully reconciling new media theory with environmental criticism, Playing Nature examines an exciting range of games and related art forms, including historical and contemporary analog and digital games, alternate- and augmented-reality games, museum exhibitions, film, and science fiction. Chang puts her surprising ideas into conversation with leading media studies and environmental humanities scholars like Alexander Galloway, Donna Haraway, and Ursula Heise, ultimately exploring manifold ecological futures—not all of them dystopian.

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Genre: Games & Activities
Author: Alenda Y. Chang
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Release: 2019-12-31
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781452962269

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