Home Tech to Make You More Self-Sufficient

Home Tech to Make You More Self-Sufficient

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If you want to live a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle, moving towards self-sufficiency is a great way to do it. By being more self-sufficient, you can ensure you’re not relying on fossil fuels to provide you with power or buying unsustainable food from the grocery store. You have more control over what you do and how you live, so you can do more to reduce your carbon footprint. Technology is amazing for helping you gain the self-sufficiency you’re looking for. With the right tech tools, you can make the most of what you have. Here are some that you might want to consider to enhance your self-sufficiency.

A Solar Battery

You might already have a solar power system set up for your home. This often involves having your excess energy sent back to the power grid, which you can be paid for. However, an alternative to this is to look at solar home battery systems. A solar battery allows you to store the extra energy you harness from the sun. You can then use that energy when you might be low on cloudy days. It will help you save more money and could allow your home to be powered by solar 24/7.

Water Collection and Storage

Collecting and storing water can be ideal if you want to create a more self-sufficient home. You’ll rely on your waterline less, and instead have your own water you can use. There are various tools you can use to collect, store, and purify water so you can use it for different purposes. These include kits for harvesting rainwater, tools for monitoring your water, and potable water tanks. You might also consider the benefit of having your own well and the tools that can be used to manage it. A solar-powered pump, for example, can help you make the most of your well in a sustainable way.

Turn Organic Waste Into Power

Organic waste can be recycled and reused in several different ways. It’s great for composting and feeding your garden. If you produce a lot of organic waste, maybe from a smallholding, homestead, or small farm, you could also consider turning it into fuel. With technology like the solutions from HomeBioGas, you can transform organic waste into energy that you can use for cooking. You can create a continuous cycle that allows you to keep feeding yourself and your family, using food to make power and using that power to cook your food.

Smart Gardening Tools

If you have a garden or grow anything to keep you in food, there are some great tools that can help you. You can use technology to monitor and manage different aspects of your growing, from water to nutrients for your plants. A smart irrigation system can track moisture levels in the soil and the weather to ensure optimal water usage. Plant sensors allow you to keep an eye on how all of your plants are doing so you can adjust conditions when necessary.

The right tech at home can help make you more self-sufficient. You don’t have to rely on anyone but yourself.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).