Anne King visits one of the area’s growing number of eco-homes to find out what’s involved in living off-grid.
It was 16 years ago that Pat Bowcock moved into a tiny caravan in an empty pony paddock on the outskirts of Litton Cheney.
She had a dog for company, but no power or facilities, or, it turned out on the first night, even a torch.
She had been living in a lovely house in Litton. She was married to a head teacher, was a mum with two children and had a steady job with a GP.
But she felt an increasing desire to live in a different way.