[before_listing id=479 images= youtube=null] I currently reside in Monterey, CA; however, I will be moving to Northern Virginia in two months (April, 2012) and was hoping someone could help me begin the process of making the transition to an off the grid home. Finding a suitable place to in Northern Virginia through the Internet seems antithetical to spirit of this journey; however, until I arrive in my new location, the most fruitful searches are through the web, connecting me to individuals who are willing to provide insight and guidance to aid my preparation.
As I drive from the shores of the Pacific to the woodlands of the Chesapeake, I would like to stop at other off the grid communities and homes to share in the experiences and knowledge that fuel the spirit and communal bond of off the grid living. I also hope to build friendships and lasting relationships with OTG individuals share with the environment and their community.
I feel as though I have lived in a haze for my a majority of my life, confined to a self-imposed prison of desiring more material needs, seeking larger salaries and defining place in society by income rather than involvement. Only recently have a felt a stirring of catharsis, to excise this philosophical and emotional malignancy. The more deeply I delve into myself, the more I realize that the step beyond acknowledging this deficiency is the will to act, to retract from the source of malcontent and break the circular of conformity perpetuated within a system that does not provide spiritual preparation for sustained growth and mental awareness.
Any guidance to placing me on the path to a sustained OTG life is sincerely appreciated.
Trey [landbuddy_listing id=479 youtube=null]
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