November 30, 2015
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.
Photo: Dave Wasinger, Lansing (Mich.) State Journal