Meet the couple who live totally off-grid
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Going off-grid - could you live in a house like this?

An advert on an online message board asks: "Anyone interested in living in an off-grid straw bale house?"

It adds: "No rent, all I'm asking is taking care of the house, and my two donkeys, two pigs (pets!), five hens, two cats and two dogs."

It's not your average property listing, but the owners, by their own admission, are not your average couple.

Originally from Munich, Andy and Freda Power's eco-friendly house is situated on the Roscommon and Galway County border in Ireland and there are no neighbours for almost a mile.

Video journalist: Kelly-Leigh Cooper