Building Off The Grid? We Want To Hear From You!

off grid cabinDo you dream of building your home off the grid, miles from power lines? Would you love to live off the land, planting, harvesting and preserving your home-grown food?  Do you want to escape the chaos of the modern world and live a simpler, more satisfying life?

Then you, my friend, are in the right place. Founded by my father, Jay Lehman, in 1955 to serve the local Amish, today Lehman’s carries everything you need for heat, food, light and water, even when you are miles from traditional power sources.

We have customers that make their homes overseas, on mountains or islands, or on remote properties, where they live an understandable, sustainable life.chopping wood

If this is your dream, and you are ready to make it a reality, allow me to suggest that you apply for the DIY Network’s show, Building Off the Grid. This documentary follows the process of building an off-the-grid home from the challenges of getting materials to the remote site (by horse, ATV or helicopter, etc.), dealing with unpredictable weather and wildlife, and taking on the geographical obstacles of the build site itself. And behind every off-the-grid home is a team of intrepid builders who adapt and persevere through the unique and remarkable challenges each build presents.

If interested, please contact Katie Fimple at kfimple@dorseytv.com.  Here’s a link to the show’s website: “Building off the Grid.”  The casting call form is below.

But hey, even if being on the show doesn’t interest you, we would still like to hear from you.  Tell us about your journey to a simpler life at glenda.ervin@lehmans.com – maybe your picture will make it on the front of our catalog.

Happy Homesteading!
Glenda Lehman Ervin
glenda.ervin@lehmans.com

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DIY NETWORK’S ‘BUILDING OFF THE GRID’ NOW CASTING NATIONWIDE

DIY Network’s Building Off The Grid, produced by Dorsey Pictures, is now seeking one-of-a-kind, families building off-grid nationwide!

We’ll follow the process of building an off-the-grid home from the challenges of getting materials to the remote site (by horse, ATV or helicopter, etc.), dealing with unpredictable weather and wildlife, and taking on the geographical obstacles of the build site itself. And behind every off-the-grid home is a team of intrepid builders who adapt and persevere through the unique and remarkable challenges each build presents.

If you have an off-the-grid build, we want to hear from you!  Please contact Katie Fimple as soon as possible as casting for builders is going on now.   Please send the following information to: kfimple@dorseytv.com

In your email inquiry, please provide us with the following information:

NAME:

BRIEF BIO & WEBSITE:

PLEASE SEND A PHOTO OF YOURSELF AND CREW:

LOCATION OF BUILD:

TYPE OF STRUCTURE/DESIGN OF HOUSE/STYLE (Log cabin, A-frame, Earth bag, Quonset Hut/ Square footage/ How many stories, etc):

HOW MANY CREW MEMBERS ON THE BUILD AT ANY GIVEN TIME? (Please provide names if available, jobs/duties, and brief bio if possible – how do they all work together as a crew?)

MAJOR HURDLES OF THE BUILD? (Weather, terrain, remoteness, supplies, have to live out at the site for X amount of weeks, animals, etc):

TRANSPORTATION EXPECTATIONS OF MATERIALS AND CREW? (helicopters, big trucks, snowmachines, horses, ATVs)

WHO ARE THE OWNERS OF THE HOME AND WHAT ARE THEIR EXPECTATIONS?  WHAT IS YOUR WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH THEM?

BUDGET FOR THE BUILD?

UNIQUE FEATURES FOR THE HOME? (Sauna, rainwater catchment system, thermal energy?)

ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT THE BUILD YOU’D LIKE TO MENTION?

For more info, check out the show’s website: “Building off the Grid.” 

Glenda Ervin

About Glenda Ervin

Lehman's™ Vice President of Marketing and daughter of founder Jay Lehman. She has filled her home with Lehman's products, and enjoys the challenge of using low tech in a high tech life. In addition to media relations and advertising for Lehman's, she speaks to groups about the history of Lehman's and the unique growth of the family owned and operated business.