A 7 minute video with Neil and Hwei-Ying who settled in Fiji for an off-grid lifestyle after dropping out and living on a boat for 5 years. They grow most of their own food and enjoy island life and their friendship with the locals around them.
Have you been looking for an Off-Grid community and been disappointed? Have you found communitites want you to believe what they believe, live as they live, give you specific tasks to perform, or want you to be an automoton?
Not your “leaders”
We are looking for like-minded, self-responsible individuals to join us on our New Mexico mountain ranch.
I’m 27 years old and live in London. I moved here 10 years ago from a small coastal town in South Africa to save enough money to buy land in either the UK or South America and start a small community – since my early teens this was always the plan. I’ve read tons of books on self sufficient living, grow my own food and have over the years found ways to live only on the basics but I’m not sure where to go from here.
So why off grid? I’m a sensitive person and value love and sharing above all else but have for a while tried to fake apathy and buy into all the crap that has only made me ill. Like Krishamurti said ‘we have to be sick to be well-adjusted’ but I can no longer make this compromise and hope to meet others who feel the same way. I’d like to remove myself completely, live as simply as possible and one day start a small animal sanctuary on the land. I am an animal activist and vegan but like humans too ;)
I am originally from a small town in upstate NY and am currently living in New York City and going to school for Interior Architecture. I have a fascination with building spaces and atmospheres and am a very creative and artistic person. I’ve recently realized that I can no longer be apart of this capitalistic society and am looking for something greater than myself. I applied to The Earthship Academy but I was denied because I am not yet 21. I do not think I can stay in school anymore to wait around until I am 21 – it is beginning to drain me. This could be due to all the theoretical projects and lack of meaning and hands on experience. It is all very money based and I am far from that. I am a very hard worker and am willing to do what ever it takes to be able to live a self-sustainable life. Sense of community is important to me and I am looking for one where we can all work together to achieve something amazing. I do not know much about sustainable building, or growing (although I have worked on an organic farm once) – but I am really ready to learn! So if anyone needs an extra hand and is willing to work with an open minded, and creative person – I can help you out!
P.S. that’s me on the left – I know visuals help people out sometimes!
Feel free to contact me anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org
what up everybody? Names Brian, I am a 23 year old light skin dominican fella that lives in the suburbs of the North-east (Tri-state) looking to live off the grid within the next 2 years..i have 2 semesters left of college, I might as well finish. But Im sick of this society and how the economy runs everything. So much Greed, War, and Hate. I believe that this world is in for a huge change very soon and I just want to be ready. I need to get in contact with the right people who can help get me started and lead me in the right direction towards pursuing this goal. Im all about peace love and fairness. Real easy to get along with and i’m looking to take the next step. I eat very little amount of meat, id rather be a vegetarian love rice n beans and all veggies really..and would like live in a community that grows their own food and has a fresh water source. very important. Im just about fed up with the unnecessary pressures from our society. Need to be in touch with nature and communal living . Thanks for reading this and for future support.
I’m a very private person, I’m not social at all. I like being alone but still want to be within traveling distance to my family. I’m looking for land around 5 acres, secluded Raw, Heavily Wooded with a water source. Must be able to recieve an internet/cell signal (whatever the wireless stuff is) no restriction on building, animals or clearing.
Hello, my name is Val I’m from New York City. I’m looking for people here in New York who would like to go off the grid within the next 2 years. It’s been very hard to find anyone especially in this huge busy city. I’m very much into solar power, wind power, hyro-power, gardening/farming, primitive living, and many more but sadly I’m very limited to what I can do since I live in a building with no back yard or anything . Every morning that I get up for work I feel as if I don’t belong into this society, my heart isn’t made for this concrete jungle. I’ve felt like this for many years and I think I need to do this for myself. I know its a lot of hard work but I see myself enjoying it and waking up every morning taking that first morning breath of fresh clean air stepping on to the grass covered with dew, oh man lol I see it all! I do not have a car so if your within the tri-state area that’ll be wonderful. If not maybe we can arrange something. I’m looking to take 2 years or so of organized planning before I/we make a move. I like things to go smoothly and know what ill do before I do it. Also any advice would be great, I’m new to the site and love stories =].
Looking for someone outside metro area to move to to live off grid. Also looking for someone who has land/house to sell/rent outside metro area, perhaps with a litle land where this can happen. Also interested in finding like minded people who would like to form coop to accomplish the same. you may contact me at email@example.com
One of my biggest goals in life is to live off the grid but I don’t know how to. I am a 18 year old girl who lives in a suburban hellhole in nowhere Massachusetts. I am very fortunate to find this webite an I really need help finding information on how to live off the grid. I have no job and no money, and I have trouble dealing with depression. I would love to live in a warm place like Texas, New Mexico, Mexico, or california. If i’m not able to live in those places then I will still love to live in someplace where I can still be a vegan and grow my own food. I am looking for a community or just people that can help me. I don’t want to be a miserable corporate slave for the rest of my life and since the economy is going down the drain, I want to save myself before it’s too late. I could really use all of the help I could get, thank you so much for reading and for the future support.
Have you decided to go off the grid and looking to make the move?
We can help you find the ideal off-grid community and want to film you as you make the transition.
If you’re interested, submit a short video (3 minutes) .here: http://www.off-grid.net/videos/ - in the video give answers to the questions below:
Can you tell us about yourself - work, home etc?
Where you live now – city and country – and where you want to live? Why you want to make this move now?
What will be hardest to leave behind?
What you most look forward to leaving behind?
Who will be making the move – just you/ friends/ family etc?
What could you offer your off the grid community i.e. special skills/ resources?
If you are already off the grid, would you like to host a family of newbies as we film them beginning their off-grid life? Can you write up your own experiences and contact us? Or can you handle a video camera?Please send us your videos and photos - or feel free to write about yourself for the web site.
Do you rely on your own healing powers when you are ill? Or is there an unqualified nurse in your local community?
We want to hear from people who do their own doctoring - using their own herbs and remedies, setting their own broken bones, dealing with their own bodies.
Why do you do it? How do you do it? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Off-Grid.net is investigating the Utility companies --power, water and waste.
Do the water companies conceal their knowledge of the pollution of the water supply? Do the power companies conceal the wasted energy inside the system, and their excessive profits?
We need help to find the smoking guns: memos, SEC filings,confidential legal advice internal emails..... send to email@example.com. Anonymity guaranteed
Can you handle a video camera? Or a cellphone camera that can upload to our youtube channel?
We are looking for people who currently live off-grid anywhere in the world, and for people who want to live off-grid and are about to do so. This might be in a community or an individual situation
Please send us your videos and photos - you can upload videos on off-grid.net/videos - or feel free to write about yourself for the web site. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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