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Backwoods past of Movie Star

+3-3   Actor Viggo Mortensen recalls his favourite filming locations are “the outdoors and natural landscapes, so there are places in New Zealand, particularly the South Island that I really enjoyed and have gone back to. I’ve revisited remote places in … Continued

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Lights goes off-grid to get her Mojo back

+12-14   Hanging out with hippies in a New Mexico hot spring isn’t the first place you might picture Canadian electropoop singer-songwriter Lights — finding inspiration for her week-old new disc, Little Machines. The 27-year-old songstress — born Valerie Poxleitner– had … Continued

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London party for Finding Infinity

+1-1   London, 4 September 2014 – Fashion Designer Vivienne Westwood held the first of a series of solar-powered parties to promote the use of renewable energy. The designer teamed with Ross Harding of a social enterprise that promotes renewable energy, … Continued

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Happy Mondays’ Bez to stand for election

+5-4   HAPPY Mondays star Bez is living off grid in Wales and planning a move into politics. Bez, the boggle-eyed freaky dancer from Happy Mondays, the band that defined the hedonistic ecstasy-fuelled 1990s, says he now lives an “organic life” … Continued

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Survivalist shaves her armpits, shocker

+5-4   Actress Shailene Woodley has been all over the media in recent days with stories of her deep green beliefs and survivalist lifestyle. The 23-year-old actress even gave up her cell phone, according to one report, due to a ‘lack … Continued

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Off-Gridder tipped as next billionaire

00   London squatter Amir Taaki has been tipped as a budding billionaire by Fortune magazine The 25-year-old associated with Dark Wallet, an online service that allows people to trade Bitcoins anonymously, was one of two Londoners who first pioneered the … Continued

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Roscoe Bartlett – a study in self-sufficiency

+4-4   Writer Jason Koebler went to visit the Off-Grid Congressman – 87-year-old Roscoe Bartlett — for Politico magazine, and the result is a charming portrait of a very dedicated pubic servant who is spending his final years practising what he … Continued

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Jesse Ventura Daily Mouth-off

00   Jesse Ventura is launching a daily talkshow on Internet-video.The libertarian rant, to debut next month, will focus, Ventura told Variety, on the hypocrisy of America’s political leaders. The novelty-politician and former wrestler is a part-time off-grid dweller himself, and … Continued

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Woody Harrelson plans paper mill

00   Actor Woody Harrelson is planning to raise money for Prairie Paper Ventures Inc. a private company he started 15 years back. Prairie Paper makes its paper using a different mix of material from normal: 80% of the inputs come … Continued

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Bye-bye Lulu

0-1   Lou Reed was known as Lulu to his friends. It was his gay name, given to him by Andy Warhol. He went off the grid in 2010, when he learned he was dying. He started producing ghostly photos – … Continued