Just about any lover of wildlife has likely dreamed of owning his or her own place off the grid beyond the regular foot traffic routes. Having an escape from the daily grind of life is essential for many of us, but having an actual residence is surely a luxury. However, a number of people out there have worked hard enough to prioritize this premium, and today's video highlights one of the cooler displays of such ambition.
Grant Johnson made his dream a reality when he made the decision to Utah at the spry age of 20 and spend years turning a particularly remote parcel into a permanent home. In fact, Johnson goes as far as raising his own crops and animals for meat procurement to provide for his 5,700-square-foot home created with rock-carving explosives. Let's take a tour of this unbelievable, yet cozy-feeling backcountry masterpiece.
Well, we're jealous! We see plenty of cool off-grid homes here at Wide Open Spaces, but this one may top them all. Even though this was carved and blasted out, it looks like a completely natural cave system with modern amenities. Those rock walls give this place a character you will not see anywhere else. We do not know about you, but we love it.
You may have taken this guy for a vegan hippie at first, but it turns out he enjoys his bacon like the rest of us. The fact that he has not bought meat in years in impressive. These animals are living a better existence than most livestock on natural grasses. It is easy to see why they would taste better than the factory farm stuff that is also often pumped full of chemicals.
We would go so far as to say Grant is a rich man. Maybe not in material wealth, but in experiences. This guy is living a relatively stress-free lifestyle. The fact that his home is awesome and blends in seamlessly with nature likely enriches the experience even more.
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