Once the water aspect of the retreat is assessed and acceptable, the next criteria that will be extremely important will be energy creation. Most retreats will be on the power grid. This means that you will need to budget for an alternative energy system to be installed after your purchase.
For those clients that have visions of the “old” way of off-grid living with compositing toilets, gravity fed water from a self-filled tank high in the rafters of an old cabin located deep in the woods…rest assured that is not what it is like now. With the technology in today’s modern alternative systems, almost any structure can be run as if it was still on the power grid. This means that the modern home with all its amenities you are leaving behind in the unsafe suburban neighborhood, can be recreated here in the peaceful American Redoubt, and powered alternatively without any trouble at all.
The most prevalent and economical system for most areas in the American Redoubt is a large solar array system with a propane generator for back-up. Although wind power is possible in some locations, our affiliate, Survival Retreat Consulting, highly recommends not seeking a property with above average sustained winds.
Clients must think ahead again to when the power goes out. A nice grid tie system works well too. This allows you to use grid power for your shop tools and large load items, even during a construction phase. Then, a simple automatic switch will turn your alternative system on when the power grid goes down. An affordable well designed and installed alternative energy system will be the next step in creating a sustainable new lifestyle for you and your family.
American Redoubt Realty Inc. and Survival Retreat Consulting both have affiliated business relationships with the best small alternative energy equipment producers and installers throughout the Redoubt region that we can refer you to when the time comes to upgrade your new retreat. These small, family owned companies take your confidentiality as seriously as we do and are worthy of your consideration.
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