Man Living Off-Grid in a Tent on an Island

Jojo has been living off-grid in a tent for 18 months, the last 12 of which have been on an island in Sweden! He has a 5 meter (16-foot) Sibley Bell tent set up on a platform, a wood stove for heat, a multi-fuel stove for cooking, a solar panel and a car battery for charging devices, and buckets for dishes, laundry, and showers.

Over the course of the year he has added some creature comforts to the tent, like a bed platform, a small table and shelves, and even a couch!

He is not self-sufficient for food so he still goes to the grocery store each week for fresh food and to stay busy he explores the lake in his canoe, he plays music on his guitar and piano, and he films YouTube videos about his experience.

In this video, Jojo shares the ups and downs of his lifestyle experiment (spoiler: a lot of them involve wind, winter weather and loneliness) and he gives us a full tour of his tent!

You can follow Jojo’s My Northern Story adventure here:

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle




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Music & Song Credits:
Live guitar song composed and performed by Jojo from My Northern Story
All other music composed and recorded by Mat from Exploring Alternatives

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Jojo from My Northern Story

37 Replies to “Man Living Off-Grid in a Tent on an Island”

  1. Marco Polo

    Hi If you don't know about biochar. Yet tell everyone that you know very very good videos thank you very much keep up the good work videos are awesome do you know about biochar feed it to the hogs and cattle and goats it goes through them and helps the soil im from northern Kentucky look up the history of biochar for gardening tell everyone you know passed it on it's good for bad clay soil ok for good soil barn wood to char douse it with water then dry it out then activate it with worm castings or compost liquids first I also like rocket store Mass heaters couches and earthships homes are nice too look up sand to gold very interesting it's for deserts growing have a good day

  2. Michael King

    Lovely, but I don't understand how you can sleep on deer skin but still not know if you can eat fish? I'll eat anything that has meat on it except I won't eat people. But I would wear other people's human hair on my head if I was bald or I'd just be bald.

  3. haku

    he buys food at supermarket. Regenerative Agriculture is the only way folks. check out Joel Salatin and the Savory institute. also search on youtube the video titled "what is regenerative agriculture" as an introduction

  4. michael keeble

    If your watching this and your a European wondering if Sweden is in the EU it is so yes you can go there and live the life he has. But not on the Island next to hes as thats mine as soon as Argos delivers me my tent. 🙂

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