At the beginning of the 20th century agriculture was thriving in the Hungarian farmlands. The owners of self-supporting farms with huge strips of land were fairly poor, but managed to get by. Today they are the symbols of poverty. To this day thousands of people remain living without electricity on farms, with no lighting at night and running the TV off a battery; without a refrigerator, and no modern heating of any kind. The installation of electricity would cost a fortune, so whoever can afford to, moves away.