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Off-grid U.K. couple faced with prison

From The Mid-Devon Gazette, via Gordon Watson:

British off-gridders Stig and Dinah in their garden. Photo via "This is Devon"

A COUPLE living an “off-grid” lifestyle say they face prison unless they move from their own land in Willand England and return to an existence in the benefits trap.

Stig and Dinah Mason bought Muxbeare Orchard after a sudden windfall allowed them to quit their impoverished lives on a Hertfordshire council estate two years ago

The Masons have transformed what they described as a derelict four-acre plot into a haven of self-sufficiency boasting a 400 sq m allotment, a polytunnel and greenhouses to grow fruit and vegetables, chickens for egg production and an orchard they have regenerated by planting around 14 new apple trees of various species. Continue reading

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