Nature plays a vital role in human well-being. Immersing oneself in nature can have an impact on one’s physical, mental and emotional health. Human-nature disconnection is an issue that has grown in the last century. As human populations continue to move into cities, concerns of becoming disconnected from nature are high. Urban energy consumption impacts the environment through massive amounts of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption, which pressure sustainable development significantly.
Technological advancements in renewable energy, energy storage, communication, etc., enable individuals to live and work from remote locations. This presents an opportunity to live closer to nature without abandoning the benefits of modern technology. Being off-grid is seen as a way to reduce carbon emissions, primarily because of the dependence on renewable energy for electricity and heating. Many individuals find off-grid living a more sustainable way of life. Going off-grid could also benefit the wider environment, and it has thus become an appealing lifestyle choice to many.
Understanding off-grid lifestyles, investigating the recent technological advances and their limitations and finally proposing a practical mobility solution for living off-grid, closer to nature would be the crucial steps in the project.
Eden, Motorcycle design, Nature, Nature connection, Off-grid