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Off-grid: the dream, the reality, the plan

Many of us dream of an idyllic lifestyle, far away from the hustle and bustle of city life. A place where your nearest neighbour could be miles away and you awaken each morning with clear skies and an awe-inspiring vista. Fully self-sufficient, you live off the earth, fully aware of the delicate balance of mother nature. Your ode to a healthier, naturalistic way of life, with little waste or negative impact on the planet.

Whilst the former may be a little far-fetched for some, living off-grid is becoming very popular, especially so for those who want to lower their carbon footprint and lead a much more sustainable existence. Using less resource and having full control of your home, lifestyle, energy and of course, no ties to corporates such as power and energy companies. 

Another reason is stress. Modern day lifestyles are notoriously hectic and stressful. Throw in social media and the constant daily workload or consumer pressures and suddenly the need to step out of the rat race sounds like the perfect escape.


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