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What is an off grid cabin? People like to throw around a lot of terms when it comes to camping, glamping, solar, grids and cabins. But what exactly does it mean when we say Deer Path and Coyote Run are off grid camping cabins? Off grid camping can mean many things. But we will explore the true off grid definitions in regard to camping and glamping in cabins below.
Life has gotten really busy for a lot of people living in our society. It seems everything is fast paced and digitalized. How many websites require a login and password just to access information!? It has gotten really stressful for most adults. Getting a break or going on a getaway is more important now than ever. 50 years ago, it was a given that going on vacation was phoneless, tabletless and laptopless. Not the case anymore for most adults. When traveling the minimum of a smart phone is brought along. The smart phone is your directions, check in (qr code) and payment. With so much digital technology ruling our lives "disconnecting" and unplugging literally means to unplug and stay away from these very important devices that all but rule our waking moments. Unplugging is easier than ever when you go off grid. It is a literal disconnect from the grid.
What is 'The Grid"?
By definition the grid is - In broad terms, “the grid” refers to our electricity infrastructure. That includes the generators that produce power, along with the various poles, wires, and transformers that electricity flows through as it makes its way to the end user.
So essentially to go off grid, you are disconnecting from the electrical grid. The massive system that brings power to homes that charges our lights, phones, T.V's and other household devices.
Are Off Grid Camping Cabins Powered at all?
Yes and no. Our off grid camping cabins do have minimal power which provided directly from the SUN! We know that going off grid sounds cool, but having NO POWER may not be 100 percent practical all of the time. Using solar power only, the cabins are not connecting to ANY of the electrical infrastructure provided to most traditional homes. Using our solar panels we are able to capture sun power and convert it using the inverter. This makes the power usable to charge devices, watch TV and have light.
Traditional camping is often off grid with power sources being battery powered and portable.
Off Grid Getaways. Are they any fun?
Personally, I would say YES! At our cabins we get many solar travelers and couples looking to unplug, and recharge themselves. The best way to do this is to go off grid. Not only are our cabins powered by solar only, they are not connected to any water and sewage which makes them a step above the traditional off grid definition.
On top of having solar power in our off grid cabins we offer a portable generator. This is a great alternative when sunny days are limited or additional power is needed. Additional power could be a cpap machine or fan. Thee jackery batteries are great for travel and camping. They also can be powered with a solar panel.
Do you want to give off grid a try?
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