Its no secret that an opposition to sustainable living exists. Robin Speronis came under fire. She lives off the grid in Florida, completely independent of the citys water and electric system. A few weeks ago, officials ruled her off-grid home illegal. Officials cited the International Property Maintenance Code, which mandates that homes be connected to an electricity grid and a running water source. Thats just like saying our dependency on corporations isnt even a choice. The battle to live without most utilities has been ongoing for Robin, the self-sufficient woman has lived for more than a year and a half using solar energy, a propane camping stove and rain water.