Getting a Septic System

Welp, we finally did it! We paid for a percolation (perc) test and put in our permit application for a septic system. For the perc test, we were quoted: $300 for the engineer $200 for the tractor guy Once we knew we “passed” the perc test, the plumber that did the test quoted us $4,100…

New Adventure: Build a House

Guess what? We bought some land! The goal is to build an EcoHouse (compost toilets, solar power, water hauling, everything completely off-grid) a little bit at a time so that we don’t have to get a loan. We’re at the beginning of the process so who knows there we’ll end up but the plan is…

Boise, Idaho is Dope

I have to admit that I didn’t have high hopes for visited Boise but I was wrong. We really enjoyed our visit to Boise, Idaho. Here are our top reasons to visit:     #1 Everything Basque Did you know that Boise has a HUGE Basque population? For those that aren’t aware, the Basque people…

Crescent City + The Redwoods

We decided we’d drive up to Pendleton, Oregon. On the way from Sacramento to Pendleton I realized that if we made a small detour, we could visit Redwoods National Park! We decided to stay in Crescent City and it was the best decision we could have made. Crescent City is a small town right on…

Composting Toilet Okay in Mohave County

The from the Department of Environmental Quality called me back and it’s a go! After him asking me why I wanted a composting toilet, and me explaining that section e was all I needed, he told me that I can have a composting toilet and that the $518 permit fee was per home, not per…

Composting Toilet Questions

Today we’re out in Kingman, Az hoping to look at some land outside of the city to build an off-grid home on. Land is about $1,000 per acre and of course the more land you buy at one time, the cheaper those acres become. We’d like something between two and five acres.  I don’t want…

Building a House in Arizona

During our travels we’ve gone up to Oregon, over to Maine, down to Georgia, and back to the west coast. We’ve gone from living in a four bedroom, two bath home to living in hotels, and motels, across the country. As this adventure winds up and we consider where we might like to lie to…

First Time Renting a Pontoon Boat

Call me Captain! Lol While we were in Big Bear, CA I decided to rent a pontoon boat. I asked in a travel group if I needed a license or something and the only response was a link to the licensing site. I found a course I could take online and got to it. I…