LIVING OFF GRID BY LAND & SEA
The island of Aotea is just 62 nautical miles from the city center of Auckland, New Zealand, and yet completely off the grid. There are no utilities (water, electricity, trash collection) which means living or operating a business here requires a fair amount of self-reliance.
Lucky us, we were chatting up the cool Wharram catamaran next to us, and turns out they are locals! Kiri grew up on the island and her partner Mark is originally from the mainland but moved to Aotea 15 years ago. Together they have been slowly working towards building the dream life of living off the land and sea.
And when I say building, I mean using reclaimed materials they have hiked through the bush and hand-assembled. Complete with teepees, a wood-burning hot tub, and a skate park. Yes, I said skate park.
So, when they offered to take us on an adventure around the island and deep into their bush paradise, we couldn’t say no.
I am so excited to share this adventure with you. Getting a glimpse into someone else’s journey and seeing their progress motivates and inspires me. I hope it does the same for you.
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