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Living Off The Land

Move away from the polluting city life, towards simple living.

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Evolve Back Resorts

Back to the Future

As you sow, so shall you reap! This is true, both literally and as a metaphor, for Juli and Vivek Cariappa who exchanged the predictability and comfort of urban existence for the perils and triumphs of a life amidst nature. Armed with a passion for natural farming, an alternate road map of life and tons of resilience, this couple and their children sprouted a dream that was seeded in a deep respect for the land and the elements that sustain life.

NBC Left Field

The Wild Route: Leaving Work and Home for a Forest Life

Deep in a forest in North Carolina lies a community of people who've left their jobs, given up their cell phones, and seceded. A former cybersecurity official, an engineer, a woman and her wild blue-eyed eight-year-old...the inhabitants of Wild Roots, as they call this place, are disillusioned with the ways of the modern world and react by living with, and off, the earth. Living off the grid, they pickle bear meat, harvest chestnuts, and, during the summer, bathe naked in a nearby stream. And yet, every so often, they venture into town to check in. Are they happy with their forest life?

Happen Films

Family Living Off the Grid in a Tiny House in New Zealand

Tom, Sarah, and their daughter Neesa live in a  20sqm off-grid tiny house on a property on the Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. Instead of paying rent, they share the work of looking after the land with the owners, and both families share in the farm’s abundant produce. We were inspired by how much happier they’ve found themselves by living with less.

Rob Greenfield

Simple and Sustainable Living in My 100 Square Foot Tiny House

Welcome to my tiny house in Orlando, Florida where I live simply and sustainably! I built this tiny house along with friends for under $1,500, with nearly 100% secondhand and repurposed materials and while creating near zero waste- just 30 pounds of trash!

Jonathan Taggart

Live Off the Grid

Off-grid isn’t a state of mind. It isn’t about someone being out of touch, about a place that is hard to get to, or about a weekend spent offline. Officially, “off grid” refers to a home or town that is disconnected from the electricity and natural gas networks that serve a region. Living off-grid, therefore, means having to radically re-invent life as we know it. It means choosing to live in a way that is dramatically innovative: a way that draws on skills of the past and is inspired by concerns for our collective future.