Photo: Megan Spelman
When you imagine living off the grid, what comes to mind?
How about a community that grows and hunts all of its food, composts its waste and relies entirely on rainwater for bathing and drinking? Or how about a state-of-the-art home fully equipped with modern appliances powered entirely by clean, renewable energy?
Regardless of the form, off-grid lifestyles are becoming increasingly popular as people unplug from public utility companies to lower costs, convert to clean energy sources and live self-sufficiently. According to a forecast by Accenture, 12 percent of American households will be off grid by 2035.