Vegan Blogger Quits 9-5 To Live 'Off-Grid' In Jungle

I think at some point we've all contemplated just running off and going to live life off the grid, for most of us it's a fleeting fantasy but for vegan vlogger Freelee, it's her life.

The 37-year-old vegan activist says her life has vastly improved since she's given up on the rat-race and started a new life in the jungle, where she spends her days naked, chowing down on fresh fruit and vegetables and working out using logs.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

Despite 'living off-the-grid' Freelee is still able to update her followers to keep them up to date with her new life in a South American jungle via Instagram where she has over 53,000 followers and on her YouTube channel.

Before moving to the jungle, Freelee worked as a personal trainer, but she decided that she wanted to be free: "I freed myself from the 9-5 slave drive and moved to the jungle.

"I spend most of my day nude; free of restrictive clothing...I quit an unhealthy relationship and found peace."

Opening up in one her posts about how she never enjoyed living a conventional life, she wrote: "I was exhausted with the 9-5 grind.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

"Waking to an alarm, commuting over an hour a day dressed in a restrictive suit, painting my face to 'look the part', binding my feet in high heels, and faking a smile to the public.

"I was sick of working my life away making someone else rich.

"Maybe the worst, I was bored. I wanted to be turned on and to feel something meaningful every day."

Living in the jungle means Freelee, who is originally from Australia, doesn't have to bother with clothes or make-up and has also given up shaving; she says she's saved $4,000 by not splashing her cash on cosmetics.

She wrote: "I haven't shaved my body hair, dyed my hair, or worn makeup in over six months. I'm feeling freer than ever in life...

"Am I going to be nude in every shot now? Yes, nude in the jungle.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

"Free of clothes, labels, shoes, makeup, shaving. It just feels right."

She now uses logs to work out with and keeps to a strict vegan diet. "I feast mostly on organic fruits and vegetables picked from the land," she wrote.

"I shower in monsoonal rains and drink from pristine creeks." Fair enough, I like a hot shower and a bottle of wine myself, but each to their own.

She's now hoping that by sharing her alternative lifestyles she might encourage others to pack in their 9-5 humdrum lives and follow whatever their passions may be.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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