Washington is one of the best states for off the grid living

Dec 16 2020, 4:23 pm

Living off the grid doesn’t mean unplugging from your social media channels, it means living a fully-independent lifestyle that’s sustainable, private, and energy-efficient.

While some states actively discourage off-grid housing with disconnection fees or extra taxes on solar panels, thankfully, our wonderful state of Washington isn’t one of them.

In a new study measuring the best states to live off the grid, Seattle came up on top, securing second place behind Kentucky and above Missouri.

The study compared all 50 US states and the District of Columbia across 20 key factors, from the average per-acre cost of farmland to legality of rainwater harvesting to average monthly temperature.

Out of a possible 100 points, Washington scored 69.56 overall. The state ranked fifth in feasibility, third in infrastructure, 30th in climate, and 20th in cost.

Here are the top ten states to live off the grid in the US:

  1. Kentucky
  2. Washington
  3. Missouri
  4. South Carolina
  5. North Dakota
  6. Minnesota
  7. Louisiana
  8. Oklahoma
  9. Michigan
  10. Iowa
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