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:

Friday, September 28, 2012


We just butchered the last of our pigs.

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Cistern's Done

The cistern is now finished and has water in it!

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Bee Swarm

We caught a swarm of bees and brought it home.

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Cistern walls

The new cistern's walls are up. We're just waiting for the rain to stop, so we can put in the liner and make the roof.

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Saturday, September 8, 2012


We finally put up a pool that we've had since March!

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2nd Cistern

We have started work on a new 6,000 gallon water tank for the main house catchment system.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012


We caught some more fish for the barn tank.

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