I happened upon this neat picture at One Block Off the Grid and I had to share it. It is just so eyeopening to see what all it would take to sustain your family for one year while living off the grid. This definitely puts my half acre to shame and makes me want to upgrade to at least 2 acres and really maximize what I do with my property. Unfortunately our current drought wouldn't be very accommodating for any of this so our micro farm will have to wait for another season.
It doesn't take a lot of money or space to make start living off the land. Even with a small lot in the city, you can still make smart decisions for your home and family. Every thing you purchase towards this dream builds upon the previous one. You don't have to cover your roof in solar panels to see a savings, even Amazon offers small solar panels so you can upgrade on a budget.
Have you ever thought about making a big change and living off the grid?