Family of 7 Living Completely Off-Grid in Northern Canada!


If you thought it’s impossible to live completely off-grid, take a look at this video. It features a family of 7 that has achieved complete off the grid status in Northern Canada. With less than $25,000, the couple with 5 girls managed to build their own off-grid cedar post house together with all of the amenities a home of this type requires. That includes a couple of solar power systems, one small (for the lights and phones) and a large one (for the fridge and other big appliances). Take into account that the family has a backup generator for use in the snowy periods or at times where there is too cloudy, that’s only 40 hours per year. There is also a firewood and wood stove for cooking and heating. Watch the entire video and discover how fulfilling an off-the-grid life can be.


8 Responses to “Family of 7 Living Completely Off-Grid in Northern Canada!”

  1. Andrea Fields says:

    Is there a way to follow Jeff Rose and their girls? I’m just interested in how they live.

  2. Heather says:

    Great little set up!
    Have you ever thought of putting a Wetback in your fire? We have one and it heats all the water we could use for showers every day. (we live in New Zealand) and they are quite a common thing for rural people to have in their fires.

    • Jeremiah Thompson says:

      Erm, what do you mean by a wetback? ‘Cuz around here a wet back is a derogatory term for an illegal alien(not that they don’t deserve it).

  3. Fred says:

    You are doing a great job and it looks like everyone is enjoying it, I know I would. Thank you for being on the internet I hope to see more of you.

  4. rod says:

    Awesome setup. If I was young enough and knew then what I know now you would definitely have some neighbors. Enjoy your summer and best wishes.

  5. John says:

    Very nice setup, and I appreciate the honesty about the limitations. Curious if you there were problems with the “authorities” (i.e. building inspectors, etc.) about by-laws, or are you far enough out there that they leave you alone?

  6. Sharon says:

    I would so love to live like this but have NO family members who would support me in this! So glad for those who can!

  7. Tracy Christensen says:

    I want to live like that!

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