Okay, perhaps I'm having an almost-30, existential crisis. But on a more serious note, my friend, Mollie, and I spent some time discussing the concept of going Off-The-Grid (OTG) and what that would mean as a life choice. We discussed realistic avenues to make going OTG feasible. I think it would actually require quite a bit of planning. Basically, simplifying your life is not a simple process. Most of us would probably have no idea how to live off the land and lead a self-sustaining lifestyle. I love the idea of growing my own food, but I can barely keep a cactus alive. Not a good indication of my ability to keep a whole garden or farm.
Well regardless of whether going OTG is an actually possibility in my future, it's nice to dream about the options out there. So for this post I dug through the Grid and found some homes that would be lovely choices. Some aren't necessarily 100% "gridless" - meaning many of the houses still have electricity and running water - but at the very least they strive to hit that mark. Most are eco-friendly and located away from the normal hustle-and-bustle of the big city. Anyway, I hope you enjoy and feel a little inspired to determine your own fate in life.