I traveled around America meeting these extraordinary people and writing about their lives. Above all I wanted to find out WHY they live off the grid. This film includes interviews with some of the characters (including author Carolyn Chute) from my book - OFF THE GRID - INSIDE THE MOVEMENT FOR MORE SPACE, LESS GOVERNMENT, AND TRUE INDEPENDENCE IN MODERN AMERICA (Penguin, August 2010)
Have you had it with the man? Discuss why you are considering changing to a life Off-Grid.
How I came to find my off-grid hideaway near Deia, Majorca where Michael Douglas had a mansion and Elle Macpherson likes to swim naked in the Cala. My piece was just a shepherds hit - it cost $7,000, but has a milllion dollar view. Over the years it slowly expanded.
I traveled around the US and UK meeting people who live off the grid - away from Utility electricity and water and sewage - they are people who want to be independent from the system, but not necessarily leave it behind