Four week in and we have now done a detailed survey of the site and its buildings and identified what we need.
As in the best of traditions the problem is the solution and we need above all heat and electricity for the structures (I’m already tired of typing greenhouse and polytunnel!!) and electricity in general.
We always intended to make this site as off grid as possible, just to show it can be done and, well, we’re frugal Yorkshire folk and don’t like paying other people to do stuff we should be doing our selves.
So to that end we will be offering (at incredible cheap prices to mainly cover costs) a plethora of courses and lectures on just that. Living independently.
Where you get the chance to get hands on dirty practical experience of saving money.
Here’s a taster of what we have planned…
Cider, apple juice and free orchard growing.
Off grid electricity, design, building and maintaining battery banks for those pesky power cuts.
Hyper efficient wood burning stoves called Rocket stove and adapting them for different uses.
Food preservation and storage, buy cheap to eat later. No freezer required.
Solar energy for home heating. From the stuff others throw away.
Beer and wine making.
Basic carpentry skills and general DIY Hacks.
So keep an eye on the events calendar for what’s coming up.
And remember, everything we do, adds value to you