Going off the grid is for people who are sick and tired of emails, scam callers, annoying neighbors, and big brother knowing what you're doing, and if you want to get off the grid then Missouri is the place for you according to one website.

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According to the website thediscoverer.com, Missouri is one of the four places listed as areas in the United States where you can get off the grid (meaning unplugging from society and the rat race we all live in). Missouri makes the list of off-the-grid places along with Hawaii, Alaska, and an area known as the Three Rivers Recreation Area in Oregon. So what about Missouri makes it ideal for an off-the-grid living? On the site they say...

"The lack of government and state intervention makes Missouri a shining star when it comes to off grid living...Building permits are not required in most of the state’s rural areas. This makes throwing up your own little off-grid dwelling a simple bureaucratic process. And – in contrast to nearly everywhere else in the U.S. – having your own septic system and well is not required."

They go on to mention how even though Missouri experiences all four seasons which can make it tough to navigate, it does have great farming opportunities and the homeschooling laws favor you if you have kids and are trying to raise them in an off-the-grid lifestyle, to read more about it click here!

I will say that there is no way I would want to live completely off the grid, it just isn't for me, I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and lived in Chicago for years, I like now living in central more rural Illinois but anything smaller and more off the grid than Quincy wouldn't be for me. Do you think living off the grid is something you would want to experience?

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