If anyone is doing “it” right it is John Wells, who is living entirely off the grid and on his own terms in Terlingua, Texas. A former photographer in New York City, in 2007 Wells bought 40 acres of scrub land in west Texas for $8,000 and began building his own little off grid home and workshop, showing us all how it can be done for very little money but a lot of hard work and time investment. Wells runs a website called The Field Lab which documents his daily activities, and recently the New York Times did a full length article on him which is a must-read for anyone interested in living the off grid life. I found it absolutely fascinating, even after being a long-time reader of his personal site. I highly recommend you check out his site and the New York Times article when you get a chance.
Some day I hope this will be me!
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