Living off grid in Maine.
The motivation for a lot of reasons. The biggest one is to enjoy space that has always been at a premimum. Pretty much non-existent. In areas where it is down to the inches not property acreage in measure the elbow room around a person day and night.
Not being able to get space is like always being out of breath, low or out of food, water.
Anxious, suffocating feeling. Takes it toll on a body.
Worry about bothering someone, being in their face.
Getting sued or worse is a strong concern. Bodily harm coming your way is a fear to carry anytime you open the dead bolt, slide the security chain.
In city settings where you don't know a soul in the sea of faces in the crowd. On the no room to wiggle out of the way sidewalk. On your mind daily. No fun but you can begin to think this is the norm everyone. No it is not. Not in Maine.
Maine has the wide open, clean, natural space. The people are resourceful and bartering is done a lot. We are cross trained. For survival and to get things that just not enough in the bank account to swing if hired out.