Off the Grid Mansions- who needs them

I came across Forbes "Off the Grid Mansions" and was amazed that some people would actually want to live this way. Of course, it would be understandable for a large family, but even with today's technology and social media I have a hard time picturing myself dwelling in such a home.

Anyway, I guess you are curious about these homes, where they are and the ridiculously high prices that people are asking for them. Then again, you might be asking yourself, why are they selling after going through so much trouble to build these home that are off the grid to begin with. See the slide show courtesy of Forbes at

What are your thoughts? Would you want a home like this???