Off the grid

After being fed up with his noisy neighbours, a former RAF engineer has used his skills to create the ultimate outback retreat .. made from two shipping containers.

Paul Chambers and his wife, Sarah, built this self sufficient home that runs almost completely off the grid – Sarah uses the internet for her online business.  The home sports solar panels, a unique way of heating – using an old chubb safe as a log burner.  Water tanks are utilised for all their water needs.

The couple now enjoy the peace and quiet nearly 100kms away from Newcastle, NSW among nature and the wallabies.