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Don’t you hate it when you describe your off-grid homestead and people think you are a hermit or socially retarded ?

I have gotten this response when I describe my solar cabin and solar composting toilet and it ticks me off! I was a college instructor and high school teacher for over ten years and I have a large social network of friends and an active social life but people just hear the word off-grid and see a mountain man hold up with a gun eating beens from a can.

I have a nice flat screen tv, dvd, stereo, laptop computer, and all the appliances you would find in most homes. I just power them from solar. My composting toilet allows me to not have a drain field on my property and sewer pipes that freeze under my house.

Does anyone else get the crazy look when you describe your off-grid homesteads to people ?