I’m about one or two steps away from living off the grid in a campervan or a tent at this rate.
I’m back in the USA for another week and I am so put off by all of the spending and consumption here it just makes me want to check out from society totally.
I am close to that point now as I own no home, no car, and have no wife or children. I’ve chosen to live simply overseas and it has given me a lot of freedom that I otherwise wouldn’t have living in the States. But heating and A/C are important to me and living off the grid completely in a tent or some kind of makeshift house without a climate control system is just a bit over the top for me. I have my total spending each month down to about $1250, which includes everything, but if I go much lower than that the quality of my living would decrease substantially. My central HVAC system keeps me comfortable year round, and making that amount of money each month only requires me to work about 15 or so hours a week. I could work this amount of hours for the rest of my life, as it is basically just a part time job and can be done in my own home no matter where I am. The heating corp near me keeps me busy on the side with heating and cooling equipment repairs and duct cleaning and sealing for some of their customers. It’s a pretty simple life I live nowadays.