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Can you go off the grid? Affordable off-grid living just for you
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Can you go off the grid? Affordable off-grid living just for you

Ever wanted to run away and join the circus or go to a faraway kingdom as a kid? Still get that urge now that you’re an adult? When you’re just feeling so overwhelmed by work, city life and adult responsibilities in general that you just want to go to a deserted island far away from everyone. Well, it turns out going off-grid is not that impossible after all. Maybe not on a private deserted island but in your very own self-sufficient house.

Off-grid living is becoming increasingly popular, especially when people realized they can have all modern conveniences they are used to while still being off-the-grid. So nowadays off-grid livers are not only nature lovers or antigovernment enthusiasts but also people who are simply tired of the hustle and bustle of big cities.

For a novice off-grid living might seem scary and very expensive especially with all of the things you need to consider like should you buy land and build on it, should you buy a ready house and remodel it, what about the electricity and so on. Below you will see a table with estimated costs from the very useful livingoffgridguide site.

A Breakdown of Off-grid Cabin Costs:

Low Average
Property/Land 0 $25,000
Shelter 0 $150,000
Solar/Wind Power $1,000 $37,000
Wells & Water $5,000 $20,000
Septic System $2,500 $5,000
Composting Toilets $100 $5,000
Grey Water $500 $1,000
Geothermal $7,500 $20,000
Garden $100 $2,500
Livestock $1,000 $5,000
Aquaponics $1,000 $10,000
Outbuildings $2,000 $30,000
Total $20,700 $310,500


But in reality and with a little bit of research you can find the perfect property for you for just a quarter of the price. For example, a completely self-sufficient home in a picturesque mountain village for just 35000€. A big house (258 sqm) on two floors with an even bigger garden (11282 sqm) and a barn conversion again on two floors is just a steal for this price. The house has been prepared for off-grid living – it has a borehole with a pump for water and is completely solar powered. The lights, TV, internet and everything else rely on the power of the sun. What is great about this property is that you can live in the main house and have guests stay in the conversion. Or why not even rent it out for some additional income. This would be a great way for people to experience the off-grid lifestyle without fully committing and for you to earn some extra cash.

This house is ideal for both novice and seasoned off-griders – it is already fully equipped, it’s on a hill which offers great views and no neighbours  and it is just a 10 minute drive to the town of Dryanovo where you can easily get anything you might need like groceries, medicine, entertainment and so on. Without a doubt, the most unique features of this property are the enormous land and the location right in the middle of the forest. The area itself is very beautiful and close to a lot of cultural and historical sites such as the Bacho Kiro Cave, the Dryanovo monastery, the Tsarevets fortress, etc.

If this offer peaks your interest feel free to view the property here

and to contact Yantra Homes estate agency for any questions you might have.  

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