More and more people are considering living off the grid.
For anyone who wants less dependence on society’s established solutions, it certainly becomes an attraction option.
Others see this as an opportunity to reduce living costs.
Either way, going off the grid is a drastic change in one’s lifestyle.
Deciding to live off the grid is a big decision to make.
It’s worth all your time doing tons of research first.
And while you’re at it, might as well contemplate on all the benefits you can reap from transitioning into this way of living.
A Feeling of Security from Self-Sufficiency
Pumping or collecting water from your own source.
Growing your own food and each day being a chance to eat freshly harvested produce.
Having the means to produce your own electric power.
These are all characteristic to an off-grid lifestyle.
All these things coming together will create a sense of security knowing that you are no longer relying on the state.
For that reason alone, self-sufficiency is beyond any monetary value since staying alive is no longer dependent on any institution with all the systems you’ll have put in place to provide for you and your family on the daily.
Saves You Money in the long Run
Quite frankly, an off-grid lifestyle doesn’t come cheap when you’re just starting out.
But after the initial costs of investing in land and housing, you will soon notice your monthly expenses rolling down to a minimum or completely down to none.
The average price of a new home in the US has continued to rise almost non-stop since the 1970's.
With the stable cost of living off the grid and many other surprises on the side, it’s worth all the time, money and effort it takes to complete a homesteading setup.
Freedom to Choose the Life You Want
With all the chaos that takes place in the city scene, having a simple life free from the never-ending stress becomes a dream that seems out of reach.
When you live off the grid, you will live a simpler life that’s more peaceful by a long shot compared to the one you currently have in the heart of the city.
All the noise will be far away, and this affords you the time to connect with nature, your loved ones and ultimately yourself.
All of these culminate to a sense of freedom and mental clarity.
You can then focus on your ambitions and becoming the best version of yourself because the tranquility of your new life aligns itself with your own personal development.
Inner Fulfillment from Mother Nature’s Gratitude
Living off the grid is a hugely positive contribution to the environment.
An off-grid home or a homestead consumes much less amounts of energy compared to urban homes.
It almost lends itself to a minimalist lifestyle that naturally uses fewer resources in general.
Not having to rely on fossil fuels for coals, petroleum and natural gas equates to a major reduction of carbon footprints.
Mother Nature will be so proud and thankful for your efforts!
I will caveat by saying that an off-grid lifestyle or homesteading is not exactly for everyone.
While that is true, living off the grid comes with many untold benefits for all the brave souls who are determined enough to try it.
Good luck and see you on the next post!