Etta Wilcox Hughes sweeps the floor as Ariel Shapiro leaves the pantry during “beautification day,” a day of cleaning. The people who come to the Possibility Alliance do so for different reasons. Some find the lack of electricity peaceful; others want to do their service to the planet by living simply; some want a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. But the message of the members of the alliance is simple: simply living so that others can simply live. This intentional community lives without electricity on an 80 acre homestead in northern Missouri, growing their food, biking to where they need to be and relishing in the simplicities of life.