Of course the ideology and reasoning of off grid living does vary from person to person. We are you know, as unique and distinct as a species can get. But I do believe the overall underlying philosophy does remain a common theme. Freedom, peace, self reliance.
The individuals who seek this true mindset do not show up trying to bring their 400k home with all the bells and whistles along then erect a 30k solar array to support it.
You can of course do this, and be considered off grid, but you certainly wouldn’t be considered “one of us.”
We don’t want to bring “what was” with us. And neither do we wish to recreate it. Pure off grid living is like putting on that old pair of overalls and that comfortable pair of shoes. We no longer want to set our alarm clocks and go to meetings or rush off to work. We truly desire the rooster to wake us up and sleep in if we so decide to!