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.
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.
What I Learned from My Week Without the Internet
Eve's last day in the woods shines some light on her relationship with technology.
Residents of This Floating House Built from Dump Scraps Are Fighting Eviction
Neighbors have told them they’ll surely die in a winter storm.
These Photos Capture American Life on the Fringe
Photographer Rachel Bujalski's subjects thrive outside of the mainstream.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Why Are Paper Maps Still A Thing?
They're more than just a backup for when your smartphone dies.
You Can Now Send Messages Even When You Don't Have Cell Service
GoTenna takes mobile communication totally off the grid.
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.