If you’re planning to go off-grid, spending some time in a community can be a good way to learn the basics. Here’s where to find communities online.

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Off-grid communities produce their own electricity and are nearly self-sufficient. The expenses for the house are shared and everyone participates in house and land maintenance , and sometimes in the production of food.
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Diggers and Dreamers is a website for people who live or want to live in a community in the UK.

Brithdir Mawr is an off-grid community in Wales

Steward Wood is another off-grid community in the UK . They have a micro-hydro dam and live in self-built cabins and shelters.

For a list of self-sustainable communities around the world see the Global Ecovillage network

Buy our book - OFF THE GRID - a tour of American off-grid places and people written by Nick Rosen, editor of the off-grid.net web site

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