I've spent the last 5 weeks making plans to build a off the grid compound,or home, but compound sounds much cooler. Complete with shipping container home, green house, 1500 gallon water catchment system, farm animals, and enough solar to run the whole operation. Many phone calls and days later the whole set-up would cost about 7 to 8 thousand. Not to bad for a compound.
The whole idea seemed fantastic until reality crept in, or maybe the beer wore off? Either way,that trip into the mountains, or down to the desert would become a 1 week hassle instead of a 3 month adventure. That's when this quote bubbled into my melon.
"Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from."
So yup pretty much ixnayed the whole idea for now. One day perhaps when my feet ain't so itchy, but for now I can see my summer hideout up near 10000ft from the Mesa, and i'll be on my way if it ever warms up. Heres a few more pics.....