A little late on this one, but another Kickstarter film project has grabbed my attention.
For a techie, the thought of living off-grid, while not without its adventurous allure, conjures a life filled with compromises. What about reliable power? Broadband access?
Off-Grid.net’s Nick Rosen wants to explore how going off-grid doesn’t necessarily mean giving up the creature comforts thanks to mobile devices and the proliferation of cloud computing services.
Yeah right, you’re thinking. Me too, at first. But his Kickstarter project page on the documentary he’s putting together makes a compelling case:
The series covers all the practical issues and brings you inspiring stories from ordinary people – men and women who woke up one morning and decided that going off the grid was the right thing for them and their families. Some have skills, like bushcraft or carpentry. Others just learn as they go. Some are acting out of concern for the environment. Others just want the freedom that comes from a low-cost or no-cost existence.
Most off-gridders live as comfortably as the rest of society, at a fraction of the cost. For many it is about combining ancient wisdom with the latest technology. Using new media and new mobile gadgets is a key part of the lifestyle.
The days to get it funded are dwindling. As of this post, only $1,502 of the $40,000 he’s requesting has been pledged with 11 days to go.
Could this become another green crowdfunding success? It’s worth a shot!
Visit the “Off the Grid and On the Cloud” Kickstarter page to learn more or view the video preview below for a good idea of what the documentary is about.
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