In this photographic series I document the ideology and lifestyle of an off-grid community located in Berlin. Hosting up to 20 people and keeping nationalities diverse the only rules in teepee land are no sexism, racism or homophobia. Living in hand-made tipis and yurts and surviving off their own plantations and selling handmade toys and creations, escaping the clutches of our modern consumerist society, spending their days listening to the radio, planting vegetables and enjoying a spontaneous lifestyle. I believe that being persistently surrounded by media and consumerism affects our perceptions of what we need in order to live and we restrict ourselves by thinking that having more is will make us happier. My research on this topic has revealed that numerous individuals living off-grid claim that they have never felt more alive and free, I wanted to discover if this was true firsthand and document the experience.
Phoebe Bland • Claudia Bridge-Parkin • Kira Clinton • Krista Dyulgerova • Laura Gowing • Keira Hannon • Lina Ivanova • Nathan Klein • Albina Leka • Samara Jayne Martin • Emma Maskery • Kayleigh Muir • Aneta Ruseviciute • Russell Stewart • Natalie Taylor • María Paloma Velázquez •