Three years years ago, I took the biggest risk of my entire life! I quit my job, and used my savings to build a home where I would never need to worry about bills or capitalism ever again. Out here, I live on my time and by my own rules. I get up when I want, I go to bed when I want. I spend most of the time growing my own food and fishing for our lunch. The few times I need to run to the store, I can do odd jobs in the area for a little bit of currency.
Living off the grid is not so easy, but it is the most stress free way of life for me. People assume I live in a shack, until they drive out to see my lovely, modern tiny home. This place has all of the luxuries of our old apartment, but without the cost of rent! Solar panels power our Heating & A/C system, which is a state of the art heating & cooling ductless mini split unit. This heat pump is able to remove hot air in the Summer so I stay nice in addition to cool, and then bring in hot air from the inside so I stay nice and warm in the winters too.
Unlike the Heating in addition to A/C system I had in my apartment–a gas oil furnace–this system needs no fuel! So, it runs off electricity, which I get from the sunshine free of charge. Life off grid is not for everyone, but for me it’s the only way to be. Here I can finally breathe and live without a worry at all.