This Girlfriend’s Perspective on Off-Grid Tiny House Living is a guest post by Cheryl Davies and Rob Greenfield – share your story and tiny home here too!
A few months ago we shared with you a story about Rob Greenfield’s off grid micro cabin life in California. Since then, Rob’s girlfriend, Cheryl, has shared her perspective on his lifestyle. So here is what they both have to say, starting with Rob…
I often see comments like, “This guy obviously doesn’t have a girlfriend,” and they’re talking about me when they say that! Well let me tell you, I DO have girlfriend and she is AMAZING, GORGEOUS, and we are SO IN LOVE! She loves to spend time at my off the grid tiny house with me and she’s coming over right now. Here she shares her perspective on my off the grid, tiny house lifestyle…
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Girlfriend’s Perspective on Off-Grid Tiny House Living
Images © Rob Greenfield
I met Rob over 4 years ago and have enjoyed his company ever since. I am currently in a loving relationship with him. We both live in San Diego. I live in an apartment about five miles from Rob’s tiny home. Sometimes he stays at my place with me and often times I stay over at his home.
I have seen (and helped) The Teeny Greeny grow into what it has become today, a fully functioning off the grid home. And it is AMAZING! It’s a haven for anyone who is passionate about environmental health, but it is also an incredible experience for those who are not used to that kind of lifestyle…me being one of them.
So, what is it like for me in an off the grid, sustainable tiny house???
I wake up in a comfortable bed next to Rob. I can stretch my limbs in all directions, even though it’s not quite tall enough for me to stand upright. I open the windows for some fresh air, in the private enclosed yard. As I make my way across the yard to the outdoor bathroom, I feel soft earth under my bare feet.
Images © Rob Greenfield
I prepare two large bowls of organic oatmeal for our breakfast, loaded with things like fresh fruit, honey, flax seeds and coconut oil. We get cozy in an oversized lounge chair together to enjoy our meal. There are no electronics to distract us (except if I have my cell phone on). Instead, we notice how many bees are buzzing around the trees surrounding the yard. We enjoy uninterrupted conversations in the clean and relaxing space he has created with re-used materials.
If we want to use the Internet for work or pleasure we must go down the street to a near by cafe to use the wireless. So instead, we usually read books in the sunny yard or walk down to the ocean for a swim.
Many people ask what it’s like to be with an environmental activist boyfriend or to live in a tiny house, let alone an off the grid tiny house. For me, it can be a challenge to live “differently” than others.
But, I’m not living for other people’s opinions; I want to live in a way that makes me feel good about myself and my contribution to life. I also enjoy healthy challenges in life that make me grow.
With knowledge, a little courage, maybe a sense of adventure, off the grid living is a breath of fresh air in so many ways.
Learn more: http://robgreenfield.tv/Cheryl/
We wish Rob and Cheryl the very best and thank you so much to both of them for sharing with us!
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