First – Time for a little fun…
Now time for a little truth…
Troy Reid cannot legally live in his “Tiny House on Wheels” or his camper or his RV or any other structure – on that land – that isn’t at least 800 square feet. Those aren’t MY rules, those are the zoning regulations for the township of Shawangunk, New York. A residence in that township must be the minimum size (800sqft) to be occupied! When asked about this specific township zoning ordinance on his YouTube channel (The Do It Yourself World)… he will flatly ignore you, delete your comment and probably block/ban you if you persist. Censorship in furtherance of fraud
Troy simply ignored the law…
Why is this even an issue? Who cares if Troy really lives there? Why are you calling it an off grid SCAM??
According to Troy Reid he does live in one or more of these off grid structures. Below is a screenshot from his website (The Off Grid Project) explaining how you too can live off the grid for just $5,000! He will show you! He also talks about how he had come to move into these structures after losing his job and apartment in 2013.
Note: the “job” Troy says he “lost”, was in reality, the closure of his own web-design company.
Now its established, Troy cannot live in any of his structures legally! Not in Shawangunk, NY he can’t. But thats not what he tells his viewers. The sins of omission! Troy keeps the viewer believing he lives in The Tiny House on Wheels… this is exactly the romantic, self-sufficient portrayal Troy wishes to project to them. Yes gentle reader, this man is courting donations for his company while proclaiming self-sufficiency. He installed a shower, cook top w/ propane tanks, sinks, water pipes, wood stove… All to allow the viewer to continue under the false premise that he lives there! Troy believes building codes do not apply to his tar paper shack, so everything has been installed without standards. Troy has no access to power lines, no sewage/septic, no well. His sewage runs out of a pipe, in the side of the shack, and onto the ground.
Troy Reid: “YouTube is my business, The Do It Yourself World is my company”
The majority of Troys donations come from elderly, disabled and/or just good natured, but gullible, folks. Generally folks on fixed incomes who take what Troy says at face value… without looking critically at his contradictions, willful ignorance and his outright dangerous building and “survival” practices! All this without Troy answering any probing, but legitimate questions (accountability). One person sent him $1000 for a battery bank that Troy has since destroyed, due to his own incompetence. Troy has an impossible time accepting good advice on anything, especially that which he considers himself expert. Which covers just about all subjects.
We want Troy and his company to stop taking donations! Stop taking advantage of people, stop making videos crying about a lack of funds for his basic needs, and for his off grid project. We’d like Troy to GET A JOB and run his off grid project during his time off from work!! There is no reason for Troy not to be working like every other able bodied individual! There is honor in work, honor with which Troy has seemed to have lost touch with. His making a daily 20 minute video on YouTube should not be license to joblessly fleece others.
Best for last -or- always leave them wanting more
The zinger in this entire story is that Troy traveled to 5 different countries, on vacation, in 2015!! Ok, one of them was Canada (nearby). But the remaining 4 were India, Australia, Ireland and the Philippines! Does this sound like someone who should ask for donations? I’d like you to enter the forum and take a look at the criticism generated in just two weeks, criticism against Troy Reids company! Currently 90+ calm and well thought-out individuals have written nearly 4,000 forum posts in those two weeks… Subject? Troy Reid and his off grid scam!
Thank you for your kind attention, Sassy
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Next article: Troy Reid’s environmental impact on the land, and the wetlands!
Next, next article: Troy Reids’ Philippine mail order bride – that he wants other people to pay for!