Ever wanted to get remote, leave it all behind, quit the consumerist life and go off-grid? Many people are opting to live a life unplugged and going to far flung places and learning to live off the land. It’s a way of rediscovering family values and getting back to basics—the things that really matter.

For most people, going off grid is not a spur of the moment decision—it’s a calling. Living sustainably has always been an inherent part of their lives and saving the planet’s resources comes as natural as breathing. Living unplugged is simply taking it to the next level.

Could you adapt to life unplugged?
To get a taste of the minimalist living, experience PurePods in a number of secluded regions in New Zealand  The Atatu PurePod requires a gentle hike along farm trails through native bush to reach your accommodation, but the 360-degree panoramic views are worth it. Being so secluded, there’s no distractions because there’s no cellphone or Wi-Fi. The PurePods boast glass walls, ceilings and floors. You’ll have plenty of time to take in the stunning night sky. You’ll still have all the mod cons, like a flushing toilet, books to read and board games but everything is solar-powered and all produce is fresh and sourced from locals. After a few days, you may even discover you’re not missing Facebook as much as you thought you would.

Alternatively, you could try going unplugged at Lady Elliot Island. Access is only by scenic flight from Brisbane, Bundaberg, Hervey Bay or Gold Coast airports. The award-winning eco-resort was awarded the 2018 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence and 2015 Trip Advisor hall of fame. In keeping with an eco-lifestyle, there are no televisions, phones or radios.


How to go unplugged in Australia
To recreate your own remote and secluded destination and you can do it for the fraction of the cost of building your own home. Once you’ve secured the perfect location, you’ll need an Ecocapsule. Years of innovation is combined to create a compact mobile home with the luxury you’d expect from a posh hotel room. It doesn’t need to be plugged into the traditional power and water supply as it’s self-sustaining and can generate both resources from the surrounding environment. It uses smart home innovation and features heating and ventilation systems. It even has a waterless toilet.

Ecocapsule is designed for medium term living for 1-2 people, dependent on your location and conditions. You will need to check with your local council or seek permission from landowners depending on where you decided to claim your piece of paradise.

For more information on sustainable pods like the Ecocapsule, visit Ecohouz’s official website today and check out the range of other sustainable products available.

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