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There are a lot of things that everyone needs to think about when they go on holiday, in order to ensure that they can keep their home safe. But when you live in an off-grid setting, you might find that there is even more to consider here, or that it is even harder than usual to ensure you can keep the home safe and secure and that you are happy to leave it where it is. Going on holiday when you live off-grid can pose other challenges. In this post, we are going to help you out here by looking at just some of the specifics that you should focus on in order to make sure you can do this right.
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Going On Holiday When You Live Off-Grid
Pick Your Time
One of the things you need to make sure of is that you are picking and choosing your timing very carefully. When you go on holiday will make a huge difference to what you have to think about with your off-grid home while you are away from it. That’s because, for instance, you might be living somewhere that has a lot of tourist footfall, which means that being away during those times will be an extra security issue. So you might decide that you will instead go on holiday at low-tide times of the year.
Store Your Home
Depending on the kind of home you have, you might have the option to securely store it somewhere for the duration of your trip. A good example of how to do this is when you live in a motorhome or caravan. There are actually motorhome and caravan storage options that you might want to consider making use of. For instance, you can take your motorhome somewhere where they will provide you with a key to the secure plot, so that you know it is safe and secure and you can come and get it whenever you need to. That’s a great solution that might be worth considering.
Take Care With Utilities
If you are in a kind of set-up where you need to think about your electrics and your water, then you should make sure that you are doing so as best as you can, and not overlooking this essential part of the process of going away. In particular, you will probably want to turn your electrics off at the mains, but if you are living off 12vt batteries then you may decide to keep them hooked up to solar, if you have it, so that they are still charged when you return. Likewise for water, it is best to shut it off completely, and if you have gas then you will need to take great care with that as well, just in case there is an explosion or a similar issue arising.
Those are just some of the things that you need to think about in order to make sure that you can take care of your home while going on holiday. Off-grid living can be very exciting, but these are some really important things that you should try to bear in mind.