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Some people take these things to the extreme! You've got to check out this website if you get the chance: http://www.ctaz.com/~wmbjk/index.htm
This project doesn't appear to be for the faint of heart, or anyone (like me) that has kids, but wow - what a concept. While my interest is more in augmenting my puny home setup (Y2K inspired), there's certainly some learning I can get from people like this who have actually gone the extra mile - or the extra 35, in their case.
-- Greg Watkins (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 24, 2000
Greg, thanks for posting this--WOW!
I have to admit that I don't understand why these folks decided to settle in a spot that required such an incredibly large investment. I guess they must be a lot more interested in a lot more privacy than most people, not to mention being independently wealthy.
Personally, I like being able to heat with wood that grows on the property, drink LOW mineral water, and have lots of it.
I also like the convenience of being only ten (paved) miles from town, and having neighbors withing a quarter mile in two directions.
But I've gotta give these folks credit for having a lot of drive and ability. Wow.
-- jumpoff joe (email@example.com), January 25, 2000.