We’re always on the lookout for products and ideas for our off-grid future. Although we are keen to do things the old fashioned way, and are very happy to put in the labour, we don’t want it to be a gruelling historical existence, so we are trying to find the right balance of old ways and modern developments for a simple, yet convenient off-grid lifestyle.
Being off-grid is not just about replacing the source of our energy, but also reducing how much energy we use. We have been without a tumble drier for about four years, and without a dishwasher for about 3 years. Both of these items are very easy to do without, but a couple of items that would be more of an issue are a washing machine and a fridge.
There is small-scale refrigeration; the Zeer Pot, which uses terracotta pots, sand, water and a damp cloth, which is great for a camping trip.
But, if we are living in an isolated location, then we need to cool things on a larger scale. So, when I saw this Electricity-free Groundfridge pop up in my Facebook news feed, I was very excited. Check out the full details, and more images, on the Off Grid World website.
For someone like me, who can’t stand spiders, this sealed unit is perfect. 🙂