Going Off The Grid With Gary Collins Best How To Book | episode 138
This week I chat with Gary Collins about his new book Going Off The Grid (Amazon Link).
Gary and I ramble a bit as we usually do. We talk about Why you would want to go off the grid.
We dig into some troubles with finding a contractor. Some are great but many would rob their own mothers to make a buck.
Gary talks about why he hates tiny houses. And I get him to see my side of the argument and how it does work.
The way to go is Travel trailer over a tiny house on wheels. Tiny houses are best when not on wheels. We both agree that custom fitting a shed into a tiny house is a fast and affordable method.
Gary talks about his progress so far on building his going off grid project.
We go off on a tangent about tools. We both love tools. And there are few ways to go about it.
I talk about not having to own all the tools you need to build. Renting expensive tools is a viable option when building a home.
Especially if you don’t have space to store them long term.
Gary brings up the topic of buying new electric tools. When you buy new you have a warranty and a guarantee of quality. Buying used can be a crap shoot.
I want to get Gary Back on to talk about much tougher questions about Going off the grid.
- Why did you choose to go off the grid
- So you wrote the book on going off the grid
- Tell us about your progress so far
- Hardest part of the construction
- Tiny house hatred