A military veteran is being taken to court by the city of Huntsville, Ala., for code violations stemming from his off-the-grid lifestyle.

The city’s justification for the lawsuit is that 27-year-old Tyler Truitt’s property, without city utilities, must be unsafe, WAFF48 reports. Truitt and his girlfriend Soraya Hamar live on their own two acres of property within city bounds and are completely self-sustaining, using solar panels and rainwater collectors. He constructed the utilities himself.