The Green Cabin
My thoughts on how to setup a cabin and make it "GREEN"!
Welcome to my Cabin or rather the planning of my cabin. I find myself at the age of 50 planning a cabin. Now I'm not a hippie type by no means but I did enjoy camping as a young man. So living in a cabin would suit me just fine. Really I just long for the simpler way of life. A way without all the bills and the hustle & bustle of city life. I want to wake up to birds singing and not horns blowing all hours of the day and night.
To that end
I have been researching building a cabin and along the way, I've found tidbits
of information about going green. So along with my cabin plans I have chosen
to include the tidbits. Because if I manage to get everything
put together, My cost of living will be dang near nothing and by producing
my own power I could sell the excess to my local power company. Either way I will
not have utility bills to deal with. So when the power grid goes down for
what ever I can sit there watching TV eating popcorn.
A while back I picked up an Old motorhome with plans to make
it into a green home, or I thought so and started doing research on the web for
ways to make green power. Solar, wind, and water power. What I found is a lot of
people selling the stuff to build the systems without telling you the basics of
said systems. So you have to buy their book or have them come out and set it up
for you. The lack of information on setting up the systems from scratch is very
annoying and makes going green seem to be very expensive.
My Plan is to build a battery pack (a group of deep cycle batteries hooked together to store the power till needed). Recharge the battery pack with either Solar, Wind or Water power.
A long the way I have begun to think about building a "Cabin". I drawn up a few Basic plans. But along the way I have begun to watch "Planet Green". I find the show called "Planet Mechanics" to be very very interesting. Basically because I am a tinker by hobby. I grow up searching the ally-way behind our home and bring home all kinds of "Junk". Some good, some bad. But I loved playing with the junk and as a grew older I got into electronics and other things. But I still like the aspect of backyard engineering a pail of junk into something useful.