posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 05:44 PM
In rural areas, the civil authority doesn't provide water and sewer, so they don't care whether you are connected. Same with natural gas. As long
as there is an electrical connection to the border of the property where you claim to reside, they don't much care, either.
Someone could actually have a shed near the road, with a mailbox and an electrical line running to the road. The only constant power usage would be
for a freezer. Properly insulated, a good freezer uses less than $45 a month. And some foods are a lot better frozen than canned---meat, especially.
But heck, vegetables you're going to eat in the next 90 days; it's hardly worth the effort to can them for a measly 3 months, when a vacuum sealer
is cheap and quick.
So imagine a shed with a basic kitchen for processing food, and a small workshop. The "resident" would only use the kitchen during seasons of
harvest in the garden, or after a hunting or fishing bonanza. Maybe once a month, and sometimes just for the electric light after dark. After all,
it's possible to can produce without electricity, but if it goes past darkfall, it's a pain to do it by lamplight.
The authorities don't really care, as long they they can check the little box on their forms that say you've been properly pigeon-holed. They
don't care if you have a toilet; just that you have a septic system. And it's not like they are going to call the local septic service to see how
often you get your tank cleaned.
You can live anywhere you want to on your property. Al you need to satisfy them is to have a box they can check on their paperwork.
So you have kids, and you own a rural property, and there is an electrical connection, and you have a cell phone (that's only on once a week when
your wife calls her family). It's not like there is a minimum electrical usage in order to "reside" at an address. And no bureaucrat is going to
drive out 15 miles past where the pavement ends, just to see whether your kids are emptying their bowels over water.