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The man who lives as a hermit (and loves it)

Solitary: The so-called Hermit of Treig lives mostly on the fish he catches himself © Uruna Productions

Should we all be hermits sometimes? For 40 years Ken Smith has lived without electricity in a hand-made log cabin in the Scottish Highlands. Finally his secret is out. 

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