Off The Grid

The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

What It's Like to Grow Up off the Grid

Meet Maddie Roarke, a 17-year-old who spent her childhood living in the wilderness.
Sophie Kazis
4.3.19
Off The Grid

Canadian Bush Workers Deal with Sexual Harassment in the Middle of Nowhere

Tree planters, foragers, and camp workers tell us about the misogynist bullshit they’ve seen.
Lori Fox
10.31.18
Internet

What I Learned from My Week Without the Internet

Eve's last day in the woods shines some light on her relationship with technology.
Eve Peyser
3.3.18
housing

Residents of This Floating House Built from Dump Scraps Are Fighting Eviction

Neighbors have told them they’ll surely die in a winter storm.
Sarah Berman
9.11.17
Doin' Work

These Photos Capture American Life on the Fringe

Photographer Rachel Bujalski's subjects thrive outside of the mainstream.
Tara Wray
5.1.17
energy

'Swarm Electrification' in Bangladesh Lets Neighbours Swap Solar Electricity

For decades, families had little choice but to use kerosene. Now they’re swapping solar electricity.
Sara Badiei
11.29.16
Stuff

A Guy Who's Been Living Off the Grid for 20 Years Explains How to Live Sustainably

I asked the guy living in Sydney's greenest house whether I'm too poor to live off the grid.
Nat Kassel
5.26.16
Festivals 2015

What Do People at a Solar-Powered Music Festival Think of a Solar-Powered Music Festival?

We went to Melbourne’s Off The Grid festival to find out how sustainable is sustainable.
12.28.15
Photos

Off the Grid, But Still Online

A photographer spent two months with people who live off the grid but still log in every once in a while.
RACHEL BUJALSKI
10.7.15
Travel

Why Are Paper Maps Still A Thing?

They're more than just a backup for when your smartphone dies.
Jordan Hale
5.29.15
SmartPhones

You Can Now Send Messages Even When You Don't Have Cell Service

GoTenna takes mobile communication totally off the grid.
DJ Pangburn
7.17.14
Stuff

Living Without Electricity

Their place is different because it has no electricity. There was a camping stove on the ceramic hob and no sign of a washing machine, refrigerator or a TV set. The only appliance in the flat was a big old radio, and that was disconnected.
Juanjo Villalba
6.2.14
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