What to Consider Before You Embrace an Off-Grid Lifestyle


ElenaLiving an off-grid lifestyle is more than just a trend, it’s becoming an increasingly popular way of life.

Part of the appeal of living off-grid is reducing dependence on outside sources and relying upon oneself for food, shelter and utilities. The off-grid living is also less expensive, sustainable and reduces our carbon footprint on the earth.

However, there are several things to consider before you embrace an off-grid lifestyle.


Having a safe, dry place to live is essential for any type of lifestyle. Many people begin their journey of off-grid living in a tent, but soon fabricate a more permanent structure for shelter and security.

A structure that can stand up to the climate and wildlife in the area is essential for successfully creating a sustainable off-grid lifestyle. Shelter from rain, snow, heat and predators tops the list of things to consider before embracing an off-grid lifestyle. Predators may be human or animal when living in a secluded location and a safe shelter from either variety is needed when establishing a homestead.

The shelter does not have to be a new construction created from new lumber, off-griders think outside the box for the shelter needs.

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