Imagine yourself living in the desert with little contact with the outside world. It may seem like an odd choice, but there is an entire subculture of people who have moved to the American west, specifically the southwest region of the United States, and left the “modern” world behind. For all intents and purposes, these people and communities are “off-grid”. But, though they may not be as connected as you and I, they have a different sort of connection. Watch this video and see what I mean…
John Wells, who moved from New York to almost “the middle of nowhere” to purchase an off-grid lifestyle, is already known in certain ecology-conscious circles for managing to build a modern house with solar energy and composting for just $1600. He has embraced the lifestyle but has also managed to share it with others so that we can witness what it is really like. He may appear to be alone, away from the hustle, bustle, and traffic of large cities and even towns, but his new home has its own version of busy traffic. In the desert, water is obviously one of the most important commodities. When Wells placed a bucket of water with a camera at the bottom, he was able to record all of the visitors that he had to his homestead. His visitors include a wide variety of animals searching for a refreshing drink in the midst of a hot, dry landscape.
“I was pleasantly surprised during the edit to see that George [the rabbit] made an appearance. I know him from all the other rabbits because of the tiny notch in his ear.” The guy was quick to add: “Note: The swimming bees were rescued.”
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