An American guy left his city job and is now living off the grid in a treehouse he built for himself in an effort to “escape the matrix and get back in touch with nature.”
The 35-year-old Robert Breton used TikTok and YouTube to explain how he “achieved his dream life” by building his own home, surviving only on rainwater, and raising his own food.
According to a Metro report, Breton was a grocery store worker in 2020 when he made the decision to leave his life in the metropolis of Northern California and embark on a new experience living alone in the Hawaiian forest.
Breton describing his reason for moving to the Hawaiian jungle, says he wants to be immersed with all the wild animals and flowers in Hawaii.
“It’s just absolutely incredible being immersed into nature itself, so I wanted to capitalize on that when having the vision of building this house,” Breton said in 2021.
He reportedly makes money from a supplement company he founded along with his social media accounts, where he urges others to follow in his footsteps of living off the grid to quit their 9 to 5 jobs.
Breton has a TV, laptop and a phone, which are all powered through the two solar panels attached outside his house.
The panels provide 400 watts of power, enough for Breton to make social media content and run the lights and other electronics in the house.
To ensure his content is seen online, Breton pays $25 a month for his 4G wifi router to provide access to the internet with antennas attached to his house that are connected to a cellphone tower eight miles away.