Vela Creations

Vela Creations is an in-depth resource for off grid living. The site documents our research and experiences, hoping that they might help others interested in pursuing this lifestyle. This blog is designed to document our day to day experiences as we build our new, sustainable homestead. If you are interested in seeing more photos and videos, we have a flickr account at the following url:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Black Elk

"And when I breathed, my breath was lightning." - Black Elk

Saturday, February 28, 2015

William C. Bryant

"The groves were God's first temples." - William C. Bryant

Friday, February 27, 2015

William Wordsworth

"The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly." - William Wordsworth

Cheap and Easy Solar Heater

Cheap and Easy Solar Heater - Converting electricity into heat is one of the most inefficient uses of energy. If you’re not convinced, look at the power usage of electric appliances like microwaves, space heaters, water heaters, ovens, or coffee pots. The difference can be seen between your electric bill from a cold month, when ...

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Thursday, February 26, 2015


"As the twig is bent the tree inclines." - Virgil

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pierre Bonnard

"Art will never be able to exist without nature." - Pierre Bonnard

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Elbert Hubbard

"The supernatural is the natural not yet understood." - Elbert Hubbard