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Remote RV monitoring & camera system

We built a DIY monitoring system using Wyze cameras, cellular modem, Raspberry Pi and Home Assistant to keep an eye on our RV this winter.

Hello from Europe!

Hello from Europe!

4 weeks agoNews

Did you miss us? It's been a little while, and a lot has happened. Not least we're now thousands of miles away from Vermont in Europe! Let's catch you up.

Winter plans 2022

Winter plans 2022

3 months agoNews

After a hectic year bringing in utilities and developing our site, we're ready for a break. This year we've set our sights a little further afield!

We have electricity!

We have electricity!

4 months agoNews

We've been excitedly waiting for the time when our electrical service would be installed and we'd finally have power - this was the week.

Electrical Service: Part 1 - Design

Kicking off our series on installing electrical service, we walk through service sizing, transformer location and primary transmission line placement.

Off-grid or on-grid?

Off-grid or on-grid?

5 months agoElectricity

As we're building our dream home in Vermont, there's one big question we have to answer: should we connect to power or go off-grid?

Well Install: Part 4 - Water Testing

Before we can drink from our well, we need to test the water to make sure it's safe. After a nervous wait, here's what we discovered.

Well Install: Part 3 - Temporary Setup

How do you run a well pump manually using power from a generator? We create a temporary setup to do just that and fill our RV tank.

Moving house

Moving house

5 months agoNews

After six months in one spot, it was finally time to hookup the RV again, but this time our journey was a little shorter than usual!

Should we buy our shipping container?

Should we buy our shipping container?

5 months agoShipping Container

After renting our shipping container for 12 months, it was time to make a decision - should we buy it or keep on renting?

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