I would love to have an off grid BOL, but there is no way I see that happening. I've got to hunker down and make do with what I have here in suburbia. I've got no mortgage, but the monthly air conditoner bills are way too high. It's an older brick house with old windows and no insulation in the walls. I sometimes daydream about ripping out the sheet rock on all the exterior walls and putting in some new insulation. Have any of you done that and do you think it would be worth it money wise? Another thing I would love to do, but I think it's against city ordinances, is to put in a well. It would have to be a do it your self sneak job, but that would just about nail down my garden for me. Give me some ideas, tell me what you've done in and around your homes to make it more "hunker downable".