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Photos: What it Looks Like to Actually Live off the Grid

Yasha Wallin

Photographer Lucas Foglia, was raised in the radical back-to-the-land movement of the 60s/70s, which was built upon the ideals of self-sufficiency and self-dependency. You heated your house with a wood fire, hunted your own food, and children were born at home. It was a “return to nature.” As an adult, Foglia revisited these communities where people are living off the grid. At times they seem so at odds with our contemporary, consumerist lives, the photos almost feel staged.

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  • Sarah Muir

    I love the log pile

  • Hillary Newman

    I was just thinking that I would love to try and live like this for a month. But the people in the photographs look somber, which is kinda a turn off from trying out this lifestyle.