"People have moved back to the land … because land is affordable and arable," began Foglia. "Because a well-chosen plot will likely have a freshwater spring on it, and because the libertarian philosophy that is ubiquitous in the region gives a person, family or community the freedom to live how they choose."
Foglia mentioned that living off the grid isn't an all-or-nothing venture. "Many (of the subjects) have websites that they update using laptop computers and cellphones that they charge on car batteries or solar panels. They do not wholly reject the modern world. Instead, they step away from it and choose the parts that they want to bring with them."