I live without the following "normal" amenities:
Flush toilet (mine is compost), incandescent light (all oil lamps or candles), television, washer/dryer, dishwasher, central heat or AC, water heater (solar or propane blower), municipal power or water, or cell phone.
And even I have internet.
It provides limitless entertainment, information, sports, and I MUST have it for work. It seems like kind of a cosmetic thing to make it look like one is "simplifying"....for me, that is only possible in one's mind. It is a mentality, not a deprivation exercise.
"The soul that does not attempt flight; does not notice its chains."