I was 49 when I started my off-grid adventure, and 51 when I completed it. It was a lot of do it yourself work that was not simple. Laws of construction, and physics had to be obeyed, proper permits paid and inspections passed.
It continues to be not so simple, with continuing knowledge essential to be better at growing, composting, and maintaining my independent solar electric system.
The tents I started with rotted away by the time the first liveable house section got its Certificate of Occupancy. You can not camp permanently on government land, or in most counties. Off-grid to me means ecological responsibility, which is not so simple.
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