I got an email yesterday from a London production company looking for people who have just started, are are just about to start, living off-grid. If you fancy sharing the agony and the ecstasy of this life-changing event with a TV audience, send me an email through the booking form on the écovallée website and I’ll give you their contact details.

You never know how useful your experiences could be to other people. A couple of years ago, we had a guest at the yurt camp who experienced our Mark I compost toilet (a dustbin hidden by chestnut boards). She went back to New Zealand where, a few weeks later, the big Christchurch quake happened. The epicentre was 6 km away from her home and they lost their amenities instantly. One of the first things she did was grab a spade, go into the garden and make a new toilet.

If you do decide to take part, at the very least you’ll have something to remember how young (and flabby) you looked before off-grid living made its mark. Although, obviously, you’ll have no way of watching it.

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