Lost for Thirty Years? Or Just Happy?

True Grit meets Off-Grid

Down in Australia there is an inspirational story of self-reliance and off-grid mastery by the name of Jill Redwood.

With 30 years of experience of living on her own, Jill has gained a significant body of knowledge regarding how to live off-the-grid.  She has focused on surivalism, natural living skills, and of course all plants and animals.

offgrid-jill-redwood saleThere are times when Jill does choose to interface with society.  She markets her own free-range eggs, goose eggs and produce.This generates enough income for her to live on.

And when necessary Jill can go to town which is a little over an hour away to do more extensive shopping.  Growing and preserving her own food, making her own apple juice and performing her own maintenance makes going to town a twice per year event.

Watch the video interview below and enjoy her independent personality.

Jill built her house in East Gippsland, Australia where she has lived alone for over 30 years entirely off-grid with no mains power, water, mobile reception or television.offgrid-jill-redwood front room

Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that serves as an organic supermarket right outside her doorstep.

Generating all her own solar power and collecting water from the local creek, Jill lives a totally self-sufficient life.


Source: Natural Homes.org