This article is a summary of a YouTube video "How We Built a 100% Off Grid Homestead in 500 Days" by The Nomadic Movement

Our Journey to Building Our Dream Tiny House Community in Panama

TLDRFollow our journey as we navigate the challenges of building a sustainable off-grid community in Panama, from buying land to constructing our own homes and living off rainwater. We share our experiences and lessons learned along the way.

Key insights

🏡We bought land in Panama to start our own tiny house community.

🌧️We collect rainwater for drinking and construction purposes.

🔨We built a foundation for our bus, which serves as our temporary home.

🚧We faced challenges with our rain roof, which was destroyed by strong winds.

🌿We prioritize sustainability and self-sufficiency, growing our own food and living off the grid.

Q&A

How did you find the perfect land for your community?

We looked for fertile soil and privacy, and eventually found a piece of land in Bouquet, Panama, that met our requirements.

How do you collect and store rainwater?

We built a rain roof and connected it to several water tanks to collect and store rainwater for drinking and other purposes.

What challenges did you face during construction?

We faced challenges with our rain roof, which was destroyed by strong winds. Additionally, building a foundation for our bus required careful planning and hard work.

How do you ensure sustainability and self-sufficiency?

We prioritize sustainability by growing our own food and living off the grid. We also plan to incorporate renewable energy sources into our community.

What are your future plans for the community?

Our future plans include building additional homes, welcoming like-minded individuals to join our community, and creating a sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle.

Timestamped Summary

00:04After losing our jobs, we decided to embark on a journey to build our own tiny house community in Panama.

02:01We bought land in Bouquet, Panama, which met our requirements for fertile soil and privacy.

04:48We built a rain roof to collect and store rainwater, which is essential for our off-grid lifestyle.

06:42Our rain roof was destroyed by strong winds, but we learned valuable lessons from the experience.

09:23We built a foundation for our bus, which serves as our temporary home during the construction process.

12:32We prioritize sustainability and self-sufficiency, growing our own food and living off the grid.

14:24We faced challenges and setbacks along the way, but we are determined to create our dream tiny house community.

14:38We are excited about the future of our community and our plans to welcome like-minded individuals to join us.