A story several months ago caught the attention of many news outlets around the world, especially the attention of the off-grid community. Living off the grid was ruled to be illegal in Cape Coral, Florida, according to a court ruling back in February.
The Special Magistrate, Harold S. Eskin, gave a ruling that the city’s ordinance and codes allow Robin Speronis to live without utility power. But there’s one caveat. She is still required to have her home connected to the city’s water system. Plus, her alternative source of power must be approved by the city, Eskin said.