Aug26

Off the grid

Off the grid

"I don't need your electricity. I don't need your fuel. I don't need your water supply. I don't need your food and consumer goods. 'I don't need your money." I met people living at the boundaries of society, off the grid.

Together with friends, they build their own sustainable house. They produce their own food and become self-sufficient. They invent solutions we think only experts can deliver. But they do it by trial and error. They are the cultural creatives of the future, inventing new ways of living, close to nature, more simple, with another definition of meaningfulness and happiness.

Most of them went through processes of depression or burnout after years of living and working in an alienating environment. But in contrast with many others who are taking antidepressiva or other chemicals to survive, they found the door that led to an empowering life style.