Troy Reid films live at the Off Grid Camper in April 2013
Canning Maple Syrup in pots that don’t quite gleam
Chiding devout fellow preppers to develop a plan
To have a get away bag ready just in case shit hits the fan
Promoting this notion an errant thought enters
To sell the brew to those rabid–err avid fans he mentors
Troy remembers my sap is free—so it shall be best
to acquire only the bare basics and just wing the rest
In 2015 an inept fool drenched in pouring down rain
Wonders why this life is such an extreme strain
His method of sap containment is plagued by ants
He needs to eat lunch than deal with pestilence
Exposure to the elements fills him with dread
Seeing the need to finally build a sugar shack shed
Thoughts of cash in his mind begin to reason
It will be smart to be prepared for next maple season
The sugar shack shed is still not around
It’s the lure of the keyboard is where Troy will be found
Temptation of the flesh leads him astray
With the promise of a child bride living damn far away
Leap Year is featured in February 2016
The need for a pallet shed is still pretty keen
It’s close to dusk can he accomplish a build in one night
With the adjustable beams from a complimentary BioLite?
Swinging from rafters with traces of rot
In the dark Troy realizes he’s not alone in the lot
Illumination from a LED light would sure fit the bill tonight
But it’s scheduled for someone on e-Bay in a box on a DHL flight
Troy really needs to get on the ball
Or this boiler won’t be contained within genuine pallet wood walls
And now another eye sore sits on the ground
Covered with perforated tarpaulin hastily stapled down
A boiler, smoker and a few tools will be kept in that shack
And rodents leaving a special delivery of turds so black
Troy walks in the forest his eyes froze in a gaze
The boiler has set his precious Fairy Meadow ablaze
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!
A couple years ago I started watching Troy Reid on his DIY World – Off Grid Project with the intention of examining a hands-on solar build. In the process, I stumbled into a maelstrom of miscreancy and mayhem, a veritable treadmill of dumassedness and disaster.
Mr. Reid has shown himself to be a useless internet beggar whose competency with the subject he considers himself an expert is dwarfed only by his incompetence at life in general. He has frivolously wasted an enormous amount of money and goodwill over the years, all the while continuing to HEAVILY document the ongoing inadequacies of his solar system. He has been unable to make a watt with either of the two windmills he has been gifted which is damning enough on its own but when juxtaposed against a backdrop of the windiest meadow in North America really adds a floss of incompetent gooberosity to the whole ordeal.
Perhaps because Mr. Reid had so thoroughly plumbed the depths of incompetent Tiny Home construction and off-grid living he decided it would be a good idea to shift the focus of his videos to his relationship with the Holy Spirit, not to,mention nubile young girls in the Phillipines. He has recently shown his inability to bug-out of even his own driveway, yet he somehow found the time, money and motivation to travel half way around the world in search of a girl who hadn’t heard of him and was (hopefully) too naive to pick up on his brazen line of shit. Of course it wouldn’t be any of our business were it not for the fact that he is soliciting funds to get his foreign mail order bride relocated “home” to Troy’s Tiny Tar Paper Palace. It’s located somewhere in New York in a patch of trees behind a local shopping mall if my sources are accurate.
As if his interpersonal relationships with potential mates isn’t creepy enough, there is the religious cult angle wherein he is the high priest of some CAI group best known for their rampant homosexual tendencies.
I expect many in this forum originally thought that they’d learn something about solar or Tiny Home off-grid living too. What we learned was that Troy Reid is at best an incompetent weirdo with a child bride fetish and at worst a full scale religious conman out to fleece the unwary.
These are the subjects to which we invite new members to engage in.
Imagine a person on YouTube – who promotes his company as off grid technical experts, solar power and wind consultants. This company competes by sending waves of internet trolls (mostly elderly) against your channel because you corrected a piece of his false information! Meet Troy Reid…and his company The Do It Yourself World. One major problem with Troy’s company is that it makes no money!! Troy requests that viewers and successful companies donate money and free products to his derelict compound…which is more like a junkyard. In exchange for these donations he offers his survival, technical and off grid “expertise” via his YouTube videos.
Troy lives inside a tar paper shack (The Tiny House on Wheels), in the middle of a tick infested meadow in upstate New York. He has no source of water, sewage or electricity. He also has no certificate of occupancy from the township to dwell there. Troy will neither confirm nor deny that he actually lives in his shack. If he declares he lives there, the authorities will visit him. If he denies living there, his donations will suffer. His donations come from unwise, fixed-income elderly that watch his videos. They donate to Troy because he supposedly lives in his shack. No living in his shack = no free cash. Troy portrays himself a romantic hero, quite a joke. Those foolish enough not to recognize his scam send him money and food from their pantry.
The scary part of Troy’s farce comedy occurs when his troll “army” of fools begin howling for yet another YouTuber’s blood. Perhaps because said YouTuber honestly questioned their video messiahs’ competency, intentions or integrity. Troy and his gang shut down all dissenting opinion through verbal abuse carried out on his channel. One or two comments not praising Troy or his work, will get you blocked. Needless to say, free speech is the farthest thing from Troy’s mind. It all starts off rather humorous, as you might imagine. Serious sets-in soon afterwards; as they’ve gotten decent people’s YouTube channels shut down for making videos critical of Troy’s internet business. They’ve gotten some folks actually fired from their jobs. Throughout all this Troy Reid plays the victim and injured party. Maximum sympathy for Troy brings in larger donations. Productive strategy indeed. In the end, it’s all about not getting a job and working for a living…rather simple.
It gets more pathetic, and funny, when you realize that Troy Reid is also in the Christian Assemblies International cult (CAI). But…this is really only an introduction to the foulness and silliness that is The Do It Yourself World & The Off Grid Project & The Tiny House on Wheels. Head into the discussion forums and be entertained and informed! Because, as repugnant as Troy and his behavior are…the astounding buffoonery and incompetence will make you laugh!