Off The Grid Project – Challenges Of Getting Heavy Equipment To The Build Site

Here is Episode 12 of “Gary’s Off The Grid Project.”

When it comes to Off The Grid living there are definitely numerous challenges. When building your house in a remote location just getting the equipment and supplies to the build site can be one of the biggest stumbling blocks. Not only is it difficult, but it can be pretty expensive. It has added thousands of dollars in additional costs for me, but it will be well worth it in the end. Peace and quiet comes with a price haha.

For those of you who have watched my many YouTube videos documenting my “Off The Grid Project” know, I have run into the above problem of getting equipment up to the build site since day one. One of my early videos (Episode #6) shows us towing the drilling rig for the well with a bulldozer. Well, that happened again with another piece of heavy equipment in this latest video.

The concrete truck made it up no problem, but the accompanying pump truck (used to pump concrete in the Faswall brick cells) just wouldn’t make it. Disaster was averted thankfully, because if we were unable to tow the truck up with a bulldozer, and the concrete sat in the two concrete trucks for too long that we needed for the job, it was going to cost time and some serious money.

I get a lot of questions about how I’m accomplishing my project. I hope these videos give people thinking about living more remotely an idea of what it takes to live a simpler life.

Update! I have terminated the general contractor involved in initial building of the house for multiple ethical issues, and substandard construction. Due to this fact, I cannot and will not recommend this contractor for any type of construction or building project.


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