Celebrities Who Have Lived Off the Grid
The bright lights and big city aren't for everyone: These stars relocated to live a quieter life in a rural setting
While he admits that his big-city life "was a f-- load of fun, and amazing while it lasted," he added, "I found myself in a stage of my life where I had to change."
"I bought a place in Austin five years ago, and a year ago I decided to move here permanently," he told the outlet. "I had friends here, I ran a business here, and liked the pace. Austin is cosmopolitan without being snooty; it's earthy. People are smart and successful but they don't flaunt it. There is nothing to prove, people accept you and it felt good right away."
"I have been doing environmental work for the last 20 years, I've started organizations and run non-profits, all designed to tell people to live more in line with nature - and yet, I wasn't living that way," he said. Now, he's developing his property, where he's "planted a fruit forest" and hopes to "create a wildlife sanctuary."
Despite being a Hollywood household name for over four decades, Selleck loves his low-key life on his 63-acre ranch with wife Jillie.
"I'm a fairly private person," the actor, who shot to fame with Magnum P.I. in the 1980s, told PEOPLE in April 2020. "And I've always treasured the balance between work and time with my family. It's always about them."
When Selleck is not shooting Blue Bloods, the police drama now in its tenth season, in N.Y.C., he's at home with his wife of 33 years on their 63-acre Ventura, California, ranch.
"My relationships and my ranch keep me sane," said Selleck, who is dad to Hannah, 31, and Kevin, 54, his son with first wife Jacqueline Ray.
The massive ranch was a working avocado farm until the plants were decimated by a drought, and is home to over 1,500 native trees. "I do grunt work and I make the rounds. I like watching things grow. It's a retreat."
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star revealed via Instagram that she and husband Aaron Phypers have plans to move part time to Montana.
"Soon we will be living here in Montana & Los Angeles.. best of both 🌎," Richards captioned her post, which features a photo of the couple smiling. "the first time I went to la when I was younger I felt like I was home, same feeling visiting Montana for the first time 7yrs ago. Such a sense of peace & simplicity."
She signed off by writing, "@aaronwilliamcameron I want a ranch with 🐄 🐖 🐔 🐓 🦆 🐴 🐶 🐈 🚜 along with the fancy 💎 💄 👠👜🕶... #BeverlyHillbillyAt❤️"
The Ford v Ferrari actor moved his family to Indonesia, where they enrolled his son, Noah Rev, 7, in a special school where the mission it is to "create the next generation of environmental leaders," Lucas said on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Lucas explained, "It's deeply in the jungle. It's like Swiss Family Robinson - they grow their own food, they make their own buildings out of bamboo."
The Sweet Home Alabama actor also had a pretty horrific story to share involving thousands of baby spiders.
His ex and mother to his son, Jessica Ciencin Henriquez, wrote on Instagram, "They say if heaven and hell had a baby, it would be Bali. I've never heard a more accurate sentence. One second I'm watching a picture perfect sunset, painted by the gods and the next I'm swatting away a dark cloud of mosquitoes and trying to keep frogs out of the house. One moment I'm madly in love with this nature soaked isolation and the next, I'm on sky scanner checking flights back to civilization."
The Kardashian-Wests are going west, y'all! Kanye West bought a ranch for the family in Wyoming and it seems as if the family is considering a move. Kim Kardashian West isn't sold on living on the ranch full-time, but admits that she loves the idea of it for summers and weekends.
The mogul told Jimmy Fallon, "My husband did just buy a ranch there. His dream and his vision is to move there. I love L.A. So, I envision summers, I envision some weekends. But yeah, we love it. It's like the prettiest place you've ever seen in your entire life. Even my sisters, everyone, we've had this dream of getting a ranch and just spending our summers there and getting away."
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The couple isn't thinking about Trading Spaces anytime soon: they've settled in nicely to their 100-year-old farmhouse in Traverse City, Michigan.
After living in her Connecticut farmhouse for nearly a decade, the Bridget Jones's Diary actress put the historical home on the market in 2014.
The Bachelor in Paradise star currently lives out of his van. He told Entertainment Tonight of the decision, "I'm just, like, trying to travel the country and see what happens. I live in a van now. I'm planning on [traveling] all across the continental U.S. and then maybe up into Canada as well."
He added, "I've just always kind of had like a nomadic spirit in me, and I've always wanted to do it, and I was, like, no better time than now."
The singer sold his New York City and Los Angeles homes in 2012 and retreated to Montana, which he has called home since.
Ruffalo, his wife and three children live on a 50-acre plot of land in upstate New York, far from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood and Manhattan.
Ruffalo said of the real estate purchase, "The whole guiding idea for living upstate was to simplify. We asked ourselves, what do we need all this s--- for? What is it adding to our lives?"
Daniels moved to Michigan with his family 32 years ago "to create as much a sense of normalcy as possible." He said of the decision to relocate, "It was a very dramatic move in 1986 to move to Michigan, but that was to keep the family number one. And that worked."
The Mr. Robot actor bought a home in Coconut Grove, Florida, in 2013.
Holy Toledo, Batman! Keaton owns a ranch in southern Montana, where he has spent much of his time in the past 28 years. Keaton once said in an interview, "Once you see the west, there is no going back," and for him it may just be true.
The Lord of the Rings actor spends most of his time in Austin, Texas.
The comedian moved to Brevard, North Carolina, and started picking the banjo and writing bluegrass music. No, really. Martin lives in the small town, and frequently collaborates with the Steep Canyon Rangers.