May 25, 2023 | 3:29 a.m.
The Tarzan off the grid.
A California man quit his job, moved to another state and now lives off the grid in a treehouse he built himself in an attempt to “escape the matrix and get back in touch with nature.” .
Robert Breton, 35, shared on TikTok and YouTube how he “achieved the life of his dreams” by building a house with his own hands and living 100 percent off rainwater and growing his own food.
Breton was working as a grocery store cashier in 2020 when he decided to leave his life living in the cities of Northern California and start a new adventure living off the grid in the Hawaiian jungle, according to Metro.
He bought a quarter acre of land for $29,850 and built his own two-story house in an effort to find the perfect place to live.
The 200-square-foot house, which Breton says is only 5.5 feet off the ground, is 20 feet tall, 14 feet by 14 feet, and took two years to build.
The “treehouse” features a working sink, mini-fridge, shelves, a futon, and a loft that houses the “bedrooms.”
Breton collects rainwater from the roof into a large 300-gallon tank, where it is filtered and sent to the faucets inside her house.
Showing off her newly completed home in 2021, Breton described that the reason she moved to the Hawaiian jungle was to be immersed in all the wildlife and flowers The Aloha State provided.
“It’s absolutely amazing to be immersed in nature itself, so I wanted to capitalize on that when I had a vision to build this house,” Breton said in 2021.
The self-proclaimed “off the grid Tarzan” makes money from a supplement company he founded along with his social media accounts, where he urges others to follow in his footsteps from living off the grid to quit their 9 to 5 jobs.
Breton has all the modern conveniences you need, including a TV, laptop and phone, all powered via the two solar panels attached outside your home.
The panels provide 400 watts of power, enough for Breton to create content and run the lights and other electronics in the house.
To make sure his content reaches his online followers, Breton pays $25 a month for his 4G Wi-Fi router to provide Internet access with antennas attached to his house that are connected to a cell phone tower eight miles away.
Breton built two additional “houses” on his property next to the main treehouse; a greenhouse and a latrine.
The greenhouse is where he grows his own food, where he grows his own fruits and vegetables, including green beans, broccoli, beets, lettuce, and carrots, and he rarely takes the hour-long walk to the nearest town to pick up grains and more. supplements
The latrine is more of an open-air bathroom with a sink, washing machine, toilet and shower powered by collected rainwater.
Many Breton supporters shared similar aspirations to live off the grid, with some saying they couldn’t wait.
“One day, that will be me,” commented a user named Kenzi.
“Beautiful and so peaceful. I hope one day I’ll be like you,” another commented.
“My God, my friend, how much would it cost to have a house similar to this? said a third user.