True Tales Of Living Off The Grid

Living in small spaces is all the rage lately. The thought of not having to pay high utilities and rent can seem like a dream come true — but not for these few folk in L.A. who tell their tales of loneliness while trying to stay ahead while living off the grid.

Sometimes it's easy to think that not having a constant electric bill or yard to mow is a great thing, heck, we're right there with you. But there's a difference between the joys of living small and the joys of living off grid and without a permanent address, though a small handful of people manage to do so.

Although it gets a little lonely and can be quite chilly at times (one lady even adopted a few cats to keep her warm at night), waking up with a different ocean view everyday can be quite satisfying. If you're not a regular LA Weekly reader, make sure you hop over and check out the full story on these 3 individuals who came about their circumstances in unusual ways. They share about how they came to live where they do, the struggles they face (like keeping a boyfriend or girlfriend) and how they put food on their tables.

Could you ever live off grid in this manner? Or would you rather pay a few taxes and know your house won't be towed anytime soon?

(via: LA Weekly)
(Image: Orly Oliver for the LA Weeky)

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