Living “off the grid”” is a rather common thing in Florida, but now laws are threatening these people’s way of life. It is now illegal for them to live “off the grid.”
Robin Speronis a lady who chooses to live off the grid in Florida loves being independent of the city’s water and electric system. But, a few weeks ago officials ruled her home to be illegal! These officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code, which mandates that homes must be connected to an electric grid and a running water source. This means our dependence on the corporate world is mandatory. We have no choice, doesn’t sound like we’re so free after all no does it? Robin has been self-sufficient for quite some time now using solar energy and rain water. In the end, she was found not guilty of not having a proper sewer or electrical system but was found guilty for not being hooked up to an approved water supply, How crazy.
Is living off the grid really illegal?
Technically, yes. It is, to live off the grid means that you are not hooked up to any corporate or municipal utilities making you disconnected from these things. It is illegal to be disconnected to these things making it illegal to live off of the grid.
Beyond the grid
We have a colossal potential; we are just not aware of it. Substantial living is not about giving up a particular type of life. You can still have all of the common things you just make them work differently. Living off the grid will cause corporations to lose control, and this is why people like Robin are given trouble to start with. As a race, we do not need to be dependent on corperations for basic things like we are nowadays. In order to move forward and progress properly we need to take this into our own hands and do things for ourselves.
State hassle at it’s finest
Earlier this year the state of Texas brought in several different SWAT teams and they entered a sustainable community in order to threaten to shut it down. All of the members of this community were handcuffed and kept at gunpoint. This community was called ‘The Garden Of Eden Community’ and was able to completely sustain itself. There are many instances of things like this happening the corporations don’t want us living off of the land by no means.