So we had to cut a very large tree down, so instead of turning it into fire wood we turned it into a patio. We love it. We used 3-4 inch slabs of western red cedar, laid on a base of rock and sand, with 1/2 inch crushed rock in between. Enjoy.
I have been off-grid about 15 years now and I started in a tiny camp trailer on a 1 acre piece of badly overgrown property I inherited. I lived in the camper for two years while I saved enough to build the cabin and I have added to the power system and made it more efficient and comfortable as I had the money.
Fully outfitted with solar panels, a wind turbine, a garden, and a solar composter Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/green-homes/solar-cabin-in-two-weeks-zm0z14jjzsor.aspx#ixzz3CaJ6q9EYOutside of the Lived-in Solar Cabin
Cabin. mmmmmmmmmmm I would love to have a small patch somewhere in northern MN on a lake!!