Living Off-Grid for Over 30 Years

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I’m not usually one to agree with environmentalists and tree-huggers, with all their save the planet and reduce your carbon footprint nonsense, but living off-grid has always held great appeal to me for its independence and self-sufficiency.


“Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company.”

Source: Jill Redwood: Living off-grid for over 30 years

Sure, there would be difficulties involved with that kind of life. But think of how rewarding it would be to build and maintain your own home and furniture, grow your own vegetables, raise or hunt your own meat, capture your own electricity and running water, et cetera. Doesn’t it sound great?

“Now concerning brotherly love you have no need for anyone to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love one another, for that indeed is what you are doing to all the brothers throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, brothers, to do this more and more, and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one.”

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12

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Christian, husband to a darling wife, and father to seven children - I enjoy pipe-smoking, playing strategy games on my computer, listening to audio books, and writing. When I'm not asking you questions out loud, I'm endlessly asking myself silent questions in my head. I believe in God's grace, hard work, love, patience, contemplation, and courage.