Off The Grid

What does living green mean to you?  To me, it means reducing our carbon footprint, living simpler and without convenience items that serve a single purpose.  Living with just the necessities, leaving the least amount of waste and being one with nature.  I think living green is much more than reduce, reuse and recycle.  It is a state of mind.  Making decisions and keeping the earth in mind.

I have always said that living off the grid would be awesome.  Using solar panels or wind for energy.  Using a composting toilet and a rain collection system for your water needs.  I am not really into the freegan lifestyle, but growing a garden, canning and composting is important to me.

I am always inspired by people doing just this.  I wanted to share some stories that I came across that may inspire you too.

One family built their home out of a bus:


This following article really inspired me.  A family chooses to not work, but instead live off the excess of others.  They are on a money strike and do not want to support the “excess-consumption society.”  It hits home because we have a side project that gives us a little bit extra money each month, but it always seems that even with more money, it is not enough.  We always want more.  More money, more things.  Here is the link.  Don’t they look so happy?


If you want to read a bit more about how to live off the grid please click here.

If you had a chance to live this lifestyle for a while, would you?  I want to feel what is is like to live with less, to live free.