Living life constantly surrounded by people and plugged into the internet can cause major sensory overload. Even the most extroverted city-dwellers among us have likely daydreamed of running away to the woods and living off the land. But few have the initiative (or survival skills) to pick up and make a life off the grid happen.
So, when people truly have the gumption to break a lease and go live on a boat, or pack up their things and pitch a small tent in the wilderness, it's equal parts fascinating and inspiring for the rest of us.
I spent the first six years of my life aboard a 31' sailboat. My dad was in the military and bought the boat rather than living on-base. When he and my mom got together it was easier for my mom to move aboard than it was for him to sell the boat. Then I was born, my parents moored in the Bay Area of California, and the rest was history.