Couple goes off grid, on to savings
Linda Jobe watches a large screen television in her living room. The Jobes' house boasts many of the same comforts and features a house using traditional electricity would have.
Sonny and Linda Jobe live "off the grid" using solar power and back-up generators on 70 acres of land in Doddridge County. The couple call their home "Pot Hole Farm." See a video about the Jobes at dailymail.com
Linda and Sonny Jobe spend most of their summer in the garden and preserve nearly everything they grow in a root cellar near their house.
When the Jobes first bought their land in 2008, they had little knowledge of farming, and relied on books and YouTube videos to help teach them everything from canning to raising animals such as bees or pigs.
After years of living in big cities, Sonny and Linda Jobe decided to make a change as they entered into retirement. Buying a farm in Doddridge County in West Virginia, Sonny and Linda decided to live completely off-the-grid. They've installed several solar panels and also make their own honey and maple syrup. They have a garden, raise chickens and are considering goats in the near future. They claim they can go for months and not have to go to town if they want to. Video by West Virginia Uncovered.