There were people who would sit in one place for years. Not the Saddhus of India who would sit in one place with a limb hanging emulating a god. These would sleep, eat, work and play in one box. Cooked food could be delivered to this box. They did not graze their animals or farm the land. They used artificial light instead of the sun. They used numbered devices to know when to begin and end a task. They did not leave their boxes to visit family and friends as they had machines to communicate over the air with their voice or by writing. Music and pictures were delivered into the boxes. Their minds would move from place to place but their bodies remained stationary.
Adapted from 'Lost Guides' http://www.turbulence.org