A MAN who quit his job has been living in a tent for three years – and now it’s floating on a lake.
JoJo took the bold step of leaving his house behind and now lives off the grid in Sweden with his partner Norah.
The carpenter built a 2.9 by 7 meter wooden raft using the standard barrel method and the 1.5 tonne structure is powered by a used Suzuki engine.
According to the happy couple, it carries everything they have and need with them.
Norah said on her Exploring Alternative YouTube account: “I love water, so it’s really nice to be surrounded by it and be able to jump in whenever I want.”
“It feels like a never-ending summer vacation.
“I like that we can move around without having to take the tent down and put it back up again.
“It feels like home.”
“Whatever you can think of, you can do it,” JoJo added.
JoJo had previously lived in a tent for two years, splitting his time between forest camping and an island.
He shoots videography as a freelancer, but has been living mainly on his savings since leaving.
On board they have a standard bed, a living space, a makeshift kitchen and a dry toilet.
Norah explained the water quality in Sweden’s lakes, which means the pair can wash their dishes and themselves in the water.
It is also clean enough to use for cooking and drinking when using a water purifier.
The adventurers travel to a different cove each night and simply tie a rope around a tree on the shore when they want to dock.
For safety reasons, they keep a small canoe ready as a backup raft.
To make the interior more comfortable, the pair also installed a wood-burning stove and a small oven.
Norah explained: “We mainly eat pasta with vegetables, lots of rice, quinoa, couscous, beans, chickpeas and lots of vegetables when we have them, we can’t always go grocery shopping.”
“We don’t have a fridge, but we eat vegan, so it’s not really necessary.”
Norah admitted what she finds difficult about this lifestyle: “It’s hard for me to be in a different place every night. When we move, it’s nice to have some time to think.”
Meanwhile, JoJo admitted: “It’s a challenge, the biggest problem is the small space and we always have to know the weather forecast.”
But they wouldn’t change it for the world.
“I love walking around with everything you have and need and seeing different places. “It just feels good to move slowly with something you built,” JoJo added.
People were amazed at the couple’s lifestyle.
“Good luck you two. Looks like a peaceful life. Simplicity is everything. I love your tent and raft,” wrote one.
“Wow. What a great couple. “It’s definitely eye-opening that anything is possible,” wrote another.
“The fact that you even collect trash along the way is super heartwarming.”
A third agreed: “I think this is just a great idea and a different way of life. I was very impressed with the way they thought through the process and it seems to be working very well.”
“The way the future looks, I’ll be going off the grid myself, and we’re actually really looking forward to that. Great stuff, folks. Be blessed and safe.”
“I love your tent raft, it looks so fun and peaceful, a lovely way to live and explore,” echoed a fourth.
This happens when other people decide to pack their bags and live off the grid.
Ricardo dos Santos bought the abandoned finca, a type of agricultural property in the countryside, in Spain last year – even though no one else had wanted to take on the project for more than a century.
Meanwhile, a resilient woman has revealed she lives off the grid and boasts about her ultimate outdoor shower.
She lives in a snowy forest in a Hansel and Gretel-style cabin, but the shower often takes place in a blizzard.
And elsewhere in the world, a 19-year-old adrenaline junkie was excited by the idea of living off the grid as he biked across the country.
They now live in the middle of the forest and have become accustomed to taking ice-cold showers and not having access to a conventional toilet.