Building "off-Grid"

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Contractors & Materials Outlets

This is the list of the different contractors I used throughout this project and their respective contributions.  If you live in the area, I highly recommend giving them an opportunity to bid your specific job needs.

Approach Driveway
Dahlheimer Trucking & Excavation
Princeton, MN
Brian Dahlheimer - Owner
Phone (763) 389-1030

Concrete & Blockwork
Jim's Concrete, Milaca, MN
Owner: Jim Geist - BEWARE!!
CUTS CORNERS - DOES NOT
STAND BEHIND WORK


Gravel & Fill
Lentner Gravel
Hillman, MN
Phone (320) 355-2423
(driveway, bldg site pad, earth berm)

Framing/Carpentry
Christianson Mfg. & Construction
Hillman, MN
Phone (320) 355-2806
(subfloor installation & "A" tip-up help)

Backhoe/Bobcat/Dozer Work
Kranz Brothers Trucking & Excavation
Hillman, MN
Phone (320) 355-2666
(all dirt moving & driveway work)

Lumber & Const. Materials
Milaca Building Center
Milaca, MN
Phone (320) 983-2132
(LVL lumber & subfloor OSB)

Crane Service
Kadlec Crane Service
Pierz, MN
Phone (612) 919-3457
(ridge beam installation)

Rental Equipment
Milaca General Rental Center
Milaca, MN
Phone (320) 983-6668
(scaffolding, earth auger)

Roofing Services
Erickson Roofing
Milaca, MN -BEWARE!!
UNLICENSED - CUTS CORNERS -
POOR WORKMANSHIP


Rock Movers
Rocks Unlimited
Foley, MN
Phone (320) 355-2317
(rock hauling & landscape placement)

Web Links and Reference Resources

Below is a list of web links and other resources I referenced to learn about off-grid power and other ecologically conscious alternatives while making plans for my home and property:

Power with Nature - by Rex Ewing

Biodiesel - Wikipedia

Envirolet

How To Make Biodiesel

Inverter FAQ

Lehman's Non-Electric

Mike's Windmill Shop

Backwoods Solar

Countrylife BBS

Home Power Magazine
Lehmanslife BBS

Mr Solar

PowerIsEverything.com

Real Goods

Off-Grid Tips

Wind Electric Magazine

Vintage Windmills

OtherPower.com

Incentives in your state

Mother Earth News

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