THIS suburban family from Boston left everything behind to live in a 314-square-feet yurt without electricity, running water, or any means of communication in the backwoods of Eastern Idaho.

Could you do it? Contributing editor Emma Thieme’s article Why I moved off the grid makes me want to try.

And more people consuming less can only be a good thing. The average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water a day. The family featured? They’d take nearly a month to consume that volume of water. And it’d come straight from a natural spring. Talk about living life right.