>>1683284>good guides on going 90%+ offgrid
No such thing. The books claiming to be such guides are all lacking badly. John Seymours books are the closest thing, but even those are only usable as guides with regard to gardening, kitchen work and shed building while the chapters on animal husbandry, electricity, heating and obtaining potable water are lacking.
If you're serious about this, find out what your local laws or building codes are first. Then take a look at old houses around. Those will be close to what you should do. Forget about "earth ships"and other modern shit, most of those concepts fail to moisture after a few years.
nextmake whatever modifications are necessary. I'd suggest insulation, a heavy clay stove (which keeps the house warm for 48-72hrs on one fire) and an indoor bathroom. Then think about periphery. you'll need water (usually regulated, and you should get it checked in a lab once a year), electricity (waterpower is great, wind, solar and thermic generators are acceptable) and waste water (regulated for a reason - you don't want to shit up your well).
Finally learn skills you think you need. Don't be ashamed to start with ikea furniture and chinese made tools - as long as they lastsfor a while, you can slowly replace with handmade stuff.>non electric climate control
Heat when cold, open the windows when hot or dry.>plumbing for hotwater
keep the pipes short and insulate them.>wood based water heaters
two different designs. either your stove has a water boiler next to the fire, or it leads the smoke through a heat exchanger. first option is preferable, as it does not inhibit the smoke leaving the stove.
not something you want to play around with unless you know what you're doing or want to die of CO though.>carpentry and furniture making
guides are almost useless here. find somebody who can do it and watch, or try and be prepared to produce beautiful firewood for a few months.