Living off the grid
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - November 24, 2009 -- Steve Schmeck and Sue Robishaw think of themselves as pioneers.
They're modern-day homesteaders living off the grid in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
All their electricity, water and heat are produced using alternative energy methods.
The couple tells The Mining Journal they've had to make some adaptions.
They don't have flush toilets and their kitchen lacks a refrigerator.
Robishaw says when you are making your own electricity, you're careful how you use it.
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