Solar Window Box Is A Good Start For Going Off Grid

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If you are like me I am constantly looking for ways to live off-grid. With today’s economy it is my passion and it should be yours also to save as much money as possible. One of the best and easiest ways is through solar. Solar can be used for so many things, from producing electric, heating your hot water, and even heating your home.

I remember as a child my mother made a window solar panel and then she made a window solar box heater and this was back in the 1970’s. These are simple to make and the expense is minimal if you are the type of person that is handy with a few simple tools.

When I read this article I was amazed that I had not thought of building a window solar box heater for myself. I had one many years ago but I totally forgot about it till I came across this article. This great little project can add warmth to a room when it is cold outside and if need be it can serve as a little oven. All you will need for this project is a couple sheets of corrugated plastic panels (like what is used for a greenhouse) and a few simple tools.

To help with air movement you can add a couple solar fans to move the warm air from the window box into your living space.

Information for how to build a window box solar heater is available on here…

Link For More Information About Building a Solar Box



I have always had an enthusiasm for homesteading and for living off the grid even though I live in a combination of country and urban setting. Living in Central Florida north of the big cities we have the best of both worlds, country and the conveniences that a person would have living in a large urban city. I personally have had a concern about our weakening economy and how it effects each and every-one of us. The second thing that I have a concern about is how most of the world view’s our country and what may happen one day here in the United States. My Life Experiences I was raised by parents that grew up during the great depression, they passed onto me what life was like and how people had to live during this time period. My family were farmers, gardeners, and homesteaders, they were raised this way and they passed onto me these qualities. I also have family members that live totally off the grid. They live in the North Woods of Minnesota which is a great location for living off the grid. The Southern Homesteader is a passion of mine, I love passing on and sharing information about cooking, news, being self-sufficient, living off the grid, canning, food storage, budgeting, and much more. Since this blog is a passion of mine I am constantly adding and tweaking this site to be a better resource for you. More About Me I grew up in Northern Illinois farm fields. After spending most of my life in large corporate business I decided to relocate to a small town on the nature coast of Central Florida. This is where I met my wife and between us we have 4 wonderful daughters. We have a small homestead where we raise our chicken and live freely. We also have a bug-out place in the mountains of North Carolina that we call our retreat. We spend time there getting things prepared for all our family members when SHTF. I am blessed with a wonderful family and the knowledge that God has given me so I can pass this along to you the readers. I will never tell what you what to do or what to purchase, I just am offering my opinion. I want to take this time to thank each and every one of you. Always feel free to contact me and drop me a note. I will do my best to respond to your emails in a timely manner. Thank you again, Tom Johnson