Our topic is living off the grid. The term “off the grid” is defined as not requiring utilities, such as electricity, water, sewer, natural gas, heat, and other services. To truly live off the grid means a house operates without the assistance of any public utility services. To achieve this independence, one’s electricity needs to be on-site and powered by renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar or geothermal.
As of 2013, current estimates are that 1.7 billion people in the world live off the grid. According to Home Power Magazine, at least 180,000 families are living off the grid in the United States and that number increases each year. Our Guest, Theo Maehr; speaks from experience! A Stanford grad, his diverse professional from a professional diver to Waldorf Teacher, he shares his passions, vision and wisdom.
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