Off the Grid: Inside the Movement for More Space, Less Government, & True Independence

Posted on Feb 21, 2012 in Alt Energy, Tiny Homes, & Structures, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Kevin Hayden –

Originally posted 09.03.2011

Nick Rosen set off around the world in search of people living off-grid in order to document the lifestyle and try to get a better understanding of why people jump ship and embrace “less stuff,” more nature, and true freedom.

You’ll hear about Andrea Johnston who searched high and low for the perfect place. She mentions that she loves truck stops and I couldn’t agree more! Everything is 12 volt, offers hardware, tools, coffee, fuel and most even rent movies!

Or perhaps the former Vice President of Urban Outfitters…? She got out of the rat race in order to reconnect with her love and enjoy life.

Nick discovers off-grid residents of beaches, the mountains, even an off-grid millionaire who understands the fragility and intricacies of our modern “power grid.”

Whether your goal is more freedom, organic and sustainable farming, alternative architecture or merely finding your escape route from the daily grind, off-grid living is quickly becoming the best new thing among a wide variety of people across the globe!

The video is a bit “environmentalist-leaning” but being off the grid doesn’t mean you have to be some hippie woodsman.  There are numerous people making the change who still hold full-time, professional jobs, and are doing it in order to become radically self-reliant.

Check out Nick’s latest book below!  It’s only $6.00!

Also, be sure and check out my own efforts at “off-grid living” over at my other blog, Elysian Fields Project!

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