“A summary after 3 years of living off the grid. The Pros. The Cons. What I miss the most. Would I ever go back on the grid?
After losing my job just about three years ago to date and then losing my apartment the month after, I have been living off the grid and supporting myself.
I was kicked out of my apartment into a camper in the woods in the middle of a blizzard. I did some videos and they were a hit. So I kept making videos.
I later gutted the camper and am building my tiny house on wheels on the trailer of that old camper.
A lot has happened in the three years since then.
I have peace and freedom. I am my own boss. No more getting up to go to work to earn money to put gas in the car so I can get to work. At the end of the month looking at an empty bank account.
I am working towards being self sufficient but that will take some time and that is a story for another day.
I provide my own solar power, rain water collection and use a composting toilet.
The only thing I really miss is unlimited hot water and a long, hot shower.
Other than that, I have no interest in anything I left behind. I would never want to go back on the grid again.
Producing your own power gives you energy independence, freedom from bills and peace of mind. I never have a sudden power outage during a storm. I am in control of my energy.”