Many people dream of living off the grid; rent-free and independent but it takes more than just a stack of solar panels and a tiny house. Anyone interested in this lifestyle needs a plan that provides for all of the necessities of daily life that can keep them safe, comfortable, and in good stead with the neighbours.
If anyone has ever wanted to make the leap but wasn’t sure where to start, this seminar will bring together the essentials of good planning, basic technology options, and good design.
This event aims to get participants thinking about how to be more self-sufficient, what their needs actually are, and how to live better, smaller.
Dr. Rachel Goldlust is a recently completed Ph.D. Candidate in off-grid living, history, methodology, and motivation. Rachel also heads the group Earthship Australia and has been working, planning, and researching sustainable off-grid building design for several years. She has also worked as a municipal town planner and taught sustainability and environmental education at CERES Environment Park. She is passionate about empowering people, especially women, to take more control over the way they want to live and accessing the right skills and information to do it safely, and with community. With a wealth of experience and observation of what does and doesn’t make a sound off-grid journey, Rachel brings sustainable living ideas to wider audiences through her work and writing.