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Joe Trumpey Featured in Lansing State Journal, USA Today

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Photo: Dave Wasinger, Lansing (Mich.) State Journal 

An article on Stamps Professor Joe Trumpey’s off-the-grid lifestyle was recently featured in the Lansing State Journal and in USA Today.

The winding gravel drive that leads to the Trumpey family’s 40-acre homestead ends at their straw-bale home.

It’s off the grid, operated by a solar array and heated with burning wood.

For many urban and suburban folks, off the grid” signifies survivalist, and straw bale” seems like a code for shoddy construction. That’s not the case with the Trumpeys.

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