In the first episode, Jake and Nicole introduced us to their off-grid life in a yurt, a small, self-contained structure that is built by following a detailed plan. During their off-grid adventure, they faced challenges and obstacles while building the yurt in Canada’s backcountry. The yurt platforms, for example, are shaped in perfect circles. To make the interiors comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, the occupants must install the lattice walling.
After clearing the land, Jake and Nicole began putting their off-grid yurt together. The height and placement of the yurt will greatly affect the quality of off-grid living. Jake and Nicole chose the perfect height and location for their Pacific Yurt in British Columbia, and then finished assembling the platform. They then erected the lattice framework, windows, and insulation. Finally, the side walls were added, and the dome roof moved into position. After a few rounds of measuring and trial-and-error measurements, they decided on the height of the yurt. This was the start of Jake and Nicole Off Grid Living adventure.
Once the Yurt was finished, they then set about using clean energy sources such as wind and solar to provide electricity. They also set about creating a garden and fruit orchard so they could cultivate their own food. Then with the imminent arrival of a child the couple decided to construct a cabin to add to the Yurt and increase their living space.
The couple have become YouTube celebrities with their off grid adventures and projects which are a useful source of information for fellow off gridders. These feature other projects such as building a smoke house, pregnancy off grid, cooking, cultivating crops, wood fired oven, shower, batteries and much more. They will also show you how to add luxuries like a hot tub.
Whilst these videos may not appeal to more traditional off gridders they could be a useful resource to newbies, particularly younger people who enjoy engaging with social media. The couple also appear to have created adult content so be a bit careful with your web search.