Self-proclaimed “off the grid” Tarzan quits his job to live in a treehouse in the jungle to “escape the Matrix and connect with nature”. Robert Britton, 35, originally from California, moved to Hawaii and built a treehouse with his bare hands. On social media, he reveals how he achieved his dream.
Bretons also grow their own food and live entirely on rainwater, which they collect from the roof into a large tank, where it is filtered and sent to the taps in the house. In 2020, Breton bought a piece of land for around €25,000. Then he built his two-story house in two years. The house, which is on the grounds, has a sink, mini-fridge, shelving, a futon, and a “loft” that contains sleeping quarters.
Special fruits and vegetables
Britton uses two solar panels installed outside the home to power all of his technology, including his phone, laptop, and television set. He also built a greenhouse and outhouse on the property. In the greenhouse, he grows his own fruits and vegetables, including green beans, broccoli, beets, lettuce, and carrots. This means that he rarely has to walk an hour to the nearest town for food supplies.
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Annex is his bathroom, with functioning sink, washing machine, toilet and shower – all relying on collected rainwater. Britton makes money from a “supplementary company” he founded and from his social media accounts, which have gained a large following. He urges others to follow in his footsteps and quit their 9-to-5 jobs. Britton receives mainly positive comments, but there are also those who criticize him for talking about an “off the grid” lifestyle.
Someone wrote: “You never really take a break from The Matrix when you’re posting about it online.” He added again: “Off the grid means no cell phones, my friend.” Below you can learn more about the way and life of Robert Britton.
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