Thursday, June 24, 2010

Off the Grid

One part of our quest is to find businesses and individuals who are doing innovative things with sustainable technologies.  On Rice Lake, we visited Trudy Jo Chernuck, who operates a retreat, Island Spirit, that's completely off the grid.  One of the amenities visitors enjoy is this cypress grotto fitted with a state of the art, Chinese-manufactured solar shower.  Though it had been cloudy and raining for 24 hours, the water in the shower was still steaming hot.

Click here to see a slide show tour of Grasshopper Island.

And, click here to listen to the radio story.

(More details on this and other sustainable businesses coming soon.  And there's another new blog post below.)


  1. What are the odds we can get one of those for Sunnyside? Very cool.