I always had a dream of living off the grid. The hectic lifestyle I grew up with was just unsettling to me. Of course, I grew up in the heart of NYC, and as you can imagine, there was no way to get away from it and relax. That is unless you took a couple hour car ride. I wanted to live where things like police sirens, honking horns, and flashing lights were nowhere to be seen. When the opportunity arose to travel abroad for school, that was the final convincing point for me. I am a nature photographer and living in the Outback for three months without even a computer was like stepping back in time. When I returned home I found a job that would allow me to live out in a more remote area. I decided I wanted to have as little belongings as possible in order to be more mobile. All of my things must be multi-purpose. Even my kitchen table folds up at night allowing for me to have a couch and seating area. All of my things were custom built by a local manufacturer for RVs. I contacted them and told them what I needed, a design team worked to make sure that my functional pieces were within the measurement guidelines and could be moved if needed. I didn’t have a place of my own but rented a small shed type cottage with only about one hundred and fifty square feet of living space. So, my dream of living off the grid basically came true. I can sit outside my little place each night, stare at the stars, and only listen to the night creatures. It’s not for everyone but I think more people should give it a try.