off-grid is for those who want to unplug, relax and feel at home anywhere on the planet, whether they are in an office, the back of a camper van, walking through a forest or meditating in a city park.
Strictly speaking, “off-grid” means places or buildings or gizmos that work without mains water or power. Shepherds huts in the mountain, canal-boats or camper vans may have power and water – but not piped in by the big utility companies.
It’s about making better use of what’s available for free.
Standing alongside established economics of transaction and consumption, off-grid is the philosophy of the coming post-consumerist age. It is pro-environment, pro-consumer and pro-industry, uniting pioneering resourcefulness with new technology.
Think of it as putting the “free” into freedom.
Some of the cosiest places are off-grid: pioneering doesn’t necessarily imply hardship. You’ll be surprised by the luxury to be found off-grid.