Living off the grid

We live off the grid, although 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.