Living Off Grid For 30 years: A Story Of Happiness Through Isolation


Jill Redwood lives in East Gippsland, Australia where she built her house almost 30 years ago. She prefers to be really self-sufficient, having an orchard, a garden with vegetables and an animal farm which provide almost everything she needs on a daily basis, without having to frequently drive one hour and a half to the nearest town. Moreover, with regard to energy and water supply, she uses solar panels and a waterwheel.
Living entirely off-grid, on around $80 a week and surrounded only be animals, Jill happily says: „what more do I need?”
For more details on Jill’s extraordinary story, check out the video bellow:


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9 Responses to “Living Off Grid For 30 years: A Story Of Happiness Through Isolation”

  1. Christina says:

    I love this story and Jill Redwood is living my dream life! She is very inspiring to me!! I would love to be able to just sit and talk with her about living off grid and in Australia!!! Thank you for sharing her story!

  2. Chris says:

    What does she need the $80 dollars a week for? Taxes??

  3. Pamela says:

    What a wonderful life! So peaceful. I wish I could do that.

  4. Connie says:

    I’m in the process of building an off the grid cob house. I’m inspired by seeing another woman feeling the same way I do about the world. Thank you Jill for sharing your story.

  5. Stephen says:

    I live on $80 per week but still on the grid living on a boat

  6. Karen says:

    Lovely, but where does she get the $80 a week? I get that there are always some expenses, but living in this way it might be tricky to actually earn some cash – selling products or opening up for tourism..?

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