Meet Jill Redwood.
For more than 30 years she has been living ‘off the grid’ in a home she built herself made entirely out of reused and recycled materials, with walls made from timber offcuts and cow dung.
Ms Redwood, a writer and environmental activist, hates supermarkets and only eats food she’s grown and made herself on her 15-acre property on the edge of the forest in East Gippsland in Victoria.
Jill built her house in East Gippsland, Australia where she has lived alone for over 30 years entirely off-grid with no mains power, water, mobile reception or television.
Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that serves as an organic supermarket right outside her doorstep.
Generating all her own solar power and collecting water from the local creek, Jill lives a totally self-sufficient life.
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“Jill Redwood has lived a remarkable life. As one of the original alternative lifestyle’ pioneers to move to Goongerah in remote East Gippsland over 30 years ago, she has devoted her life to saving the local forests and environment more generally.”
– Rachael Lucas
Generating all her own solar power and collecting water from the local creek via a remarkable water wheel contraption which pumps water to the house and garden, Jill has devised unique systems of self sufficiency.