Saturday, 4 June 2011

FAQ's




























How do you light the bus and studio up ?
again solar which come on automatic


Do you have tv ?

aye Mel loves the wee box and again i use a freeview satellite dish and run it of the battery 12v again i bought this via Maplins one of my favourite online shops the tv is only a wee 4 1/2” but less power an does the job



Where do you go to the loo ?

what ?????????????? i bury it ..
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Have you got something you are working on at the moment ?
Aye, i have recently been able to ditch petrol which i was using to charge the batteries tec but no that is done i want to get a milkfloat and turn it into our main form of transport .
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Do you have family ?

Aye but don’t really keep in touch have tried in the past but noo just get on with life
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How long have you lived off the grid ?
20 odd years ever since leaving the army.
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What vehicles etc have you had/lived in ?
Buses ,trucks boats benders and the odd telephone box.
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Have you always known where you are heading as you travel?

No , many times i love to just go with the road .
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How easy is it to find Parkups ?

Never really had a problem with this but things are a lot easier in my homeland of Scotland just left alone to get on with things .

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How do you connect to the internet ?
I use both a satellite system from beyondsl and my phone via T-Mobile on a pay as you go 6 month payment ( £20..00)



How do you run all your equipment ie tv laptops etc ?

I use both wind and solar to charge all my batteries .








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Andy the Daft Hermit lives 45 minutes outside Inverness with his wife Mel in an old bus parked in a layby. This current home of theirs is the longest they have ever stayed in one spot. “I’ve been travelling now 25 years,” said Andy Lowe. “Mel’s been travelling 15. One of the reasons we’ve come and stayed up here is because of Mel’s health. I wanted to bring her to the mountains for fresh air and clean water and just a slower pace of life.” Mel has had breast cancer twice, skin cancer once, and for three years believed she had bone cancer after being wrongly diagnosed. Andy’s belief in the restorative powers of the north made them pack up ‘The Black Bus’ that they live in and cross the border into Scotland. New Highland home for hermit couple Andy and Mel “I think we both believe in trying to get to a more simple way of life,” said Andy, “but it’s strange for us because we are sort of hermits, or we like to live separate, but it’s not being anti-social… it’s just the way we are that allows us to be creative.” Andy first began travelling when he left the army. Fed up with bureaucracy he packed a rucksack and left for France and has been travelling ever since. By investing any money the couple have earned into solar panels and wind generators they now live a self-sustaining existence, without electric bills, and collect rain water “straight from Heaven”. “It’s not easy,” said Mel. “There might be time when there might not be enough facilities around, but you always find a way, you know?” Rather than rejecting technology, Andy blogs about his travels online and collaborates with artists from around the world via his ‘Scratchy Heid Film Studio’, which he runs from a static trailer next to the couple’s bus. He explained his philosophy: “My belief is that if you can go through life and you drop dead and you’ve got a balance there that slightly outweighs the good than the bad, you’ve done alright. “Yesterday, with what Mel’s been through with the cancer and all that, I had a woman on one of my sites there that thanked me for the writing, for the positive things, and to me that’s worth everything. You can keep your millions, we’re not interested. That is what we do.” To check out Andy’s artwork and video projects check out his website. MORE FROM THE NORTH

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