I've been looking for an online off grid community, but I'm not sure if this is the right one for me. If along the way someone knows of one that might be a better fit, I would welcome that information. I own 1/3 acre on the island of Hawaii. My cabin is one room, wood construction with a metal roof designed for rainwater collection. The only thing I'm literally connected to is the cable from Spectrum. Because I live on a volcano, there are infrastructure issues that are difficult due to actually living on lava. There's no water main, trash pick-up, gas supply or sewer within miles. There are actually a lot of people who live off grid on this island, but it's been hard to find them online. Anyway, here's how I live: Water: For drinking water, I drive about 5 miles to a county spigot and fill 5 gallon carboys. Shower: This is my favorite part of my off-grid setup. I live on the windward side so get plenty of rain. My roof, like all others in the area, is designed for rainwater to drain into gutters. The gutter empties into a 50 gallon barrel. A hose is connected to a pressure pump and then to an on-demand water heater. Heat is provided by a 5 gallon propane tank. It has a handheld shower attachment and is mounted on the side of my cabin. So I have an outdoor hot water shower, and my property is surrounded by jungle so I don't have to worry about needing a shower curtain I have a kitchen sink next to the water heater, so can wash dishes with hot water right there. I'll try to see if I have any pix to attach later. I have a one panel solar system, with two golf cart batteries. My energy use consists of one 120 volt LED light, a fan, modem, ipad, kindle, iphone, floor vac. I don't buy batteries so for flashlights I use throw-away LED kind. For cooking I have a cast iron two burner stove connected to a 5 gallon propane tank. I have no fridge or toilet. Okay, questions? Fire away. Oh - I'm here cuz it's taken 2 years to get this far and I need to improve on my current arrangement but would like to share tips and resources from/with others. I'm an older single woman, and construction is not in my wheelhouse.