Living off the grid & Living in Spain

We live off the grid, but with all modern amenities; we have a sound solar system and water from our own well (and from rainwater catchment), which allows us to live comfortably without getting any utility bills. 

We're not totally in the middle of nowhere; the next village is only 8 minutes' drive from here. For us, the possibility of living off the grid was one important argument in the package that moved us to Spain; it's a chance to live a more sustainable life, closer to nature and more self-sufficient.

For us, living off the grid is not going back to the middle ages; we have electricity (a vacuum cleaner, dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven), running water and (of course) nice and fast internet.