We’re healthier. We’re learning how to simplify. And we cannot be denied the right to do so.
Or can we?
Not too far down the road from now, I have plans to make living off the grid a reality. With a few different options in place, I’ve gained a good deal of insight and inspiration from others who have already begun their self-sustained lifestyle. Intentional living / self-sustainability has truly been picking up over the years! I was fortunate to have been exposed, partly, to this lifestyle growing up in the forward-thinking, community-driven, environmentally-conscious little town of Athens, Ohio, and spent time at friends’ homes whose families were already living this way back in the early 90′s; skylights in almost every room to allow more natural light, beds built as mini-lofts to save space, and ladders in place of staircases to make smaller living spaces function more efficiently. As I’ve grown more serious about these plans for the future, I continue to research and educate myself on issues related to living off the grid. Some of the things happening in recent years are downright shocking. Yes, it is actually illegal now in Florida to “live off the grid” (click link for full article), and states are getting stricter on their zoning policies as the interest in self-sustainability continues to increase.
Well, we have faith in us. We will continue to increase our capacity to create fuller, simpler, healthier lives. I celebrate those who have made this change, or are transitioning into a simpler lifestyle. Thank you. You inspire the rest of us! Happy Independence Day [early].
Here is a list of valuable links on the subject of sustainability / intentional living.
Going off the Grid: Why It’s Good For You
Living Income Guaranteed
Living off the Grid Can Be Illegal
Single Mom Builds Off-Grid Lakeside Cabin Near Columbus, Ohio
Do You Live in a Constitution Free Zone?
Ultimate Off the Grid Guides
Free Campsites in the USA
Government Steals Couple’s Private Backcountry Land & Cabin
Activist Post: New Study Promotes Agenda 21-Style “Land Grabs”
Canary Island the First In World to be Powered by Just Wind and Water