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Australia – People shun mainstream society to live off the grid….

As power prices rise and alternative-energy technologies progress, a growing number of people are opting to disconnect and live off the grid.

Retired scientist and businessman Doone Wyborn and his wife Carol are two of those people.

They bought an 800-acre parcel of land in rural northern New South Wales almost 10 years ago and plan to turn it into a self-sufficient rural cooperative community.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Mr Wyborn and his wife built their house to be low-energy and low-impact. (ABC News: Nic MacBean)

INFOGRAPHIC: Mr Wyborn and his wife built their house to be low-energy and low-impact. (ABC News: Nic MacBean)

Their house is already electricity independent using a 3.45-kilowatt array of solar panels, and enough water for the proposed village comes from a nearby mountain spring.

They are the only couple living on the land so far, but their vision is for 21 plots of land to make up an independent eco-village. 

See the full story here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-08/doone-wyborn-self-sufficient-property-bindarrabi/5580358

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