His house... At first glance you'd be mistaken for thinking PJ's house is just a shack on the top of a hill. It doesn't take long however, for that first thought to change. It becomes quite apparent why PJ has lived here self sufficiently for over 7 years almost completely off the grid. His home is surrounded by a lush green manicured lawn, with banana trees and a veggie patch filled with both native and foreign plants that would rival a local nursery. His open aired home over looks one of the best views of the Australian bush you'll ever see. It's easy to take the time to admire the view too, with his outback dunny perched right on the edge of the hills, with a panoramic view of the area. His hand built house is heated by a central fireplace built from cement and filled out with old engine blocks and pieces of scrap metal from cars. This helps to radiate the heat from the fire for days after it has gone out. Rainwater tanks provide all the water PJ needs, along with a hot water system from a series of intricate pipes that run through the fire place and into a water tank to provide hot water to the tap. Power to PJ's house is supplied by banks of solar panels and a wind generator that charge a massive array of 'hand me down' batteries given to PJ over the years that he has restored himself. They supply both 12 volt and 24 volt to the very few electrical needs he has in order to keep his food fresh in his fridges and keep in touch with the rest of the world. Living like PJ isn't for the faint hearted city slicker though. Being surrounded by one of Australia’s most dense rainforest, brings along with it both the wet environment and creepy crawlies to match. He's been woken by a 3.8m shrub python biting his hand as he slept in his bed one night. Resident Brown Antechinus (a small native carnivorous marsupial) defy gravity as they run upside down along his roof rafters in search of left overs while we sit and listen to PJ's stories at night.