Off grid house / Discussions

Do you have building partners in BC?

...off grid as the cost of grid power on our site is expensive. We also need a water collection system as our water is not good for consumption. I was looking at t...

Posted by Jami Cruz April 13, 2020, 12:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Is an HRV or ERV system best in a cold climate?

...house location is off-grid in the North Woods area, it's not a case of slapping as much PV on as possible and feeding the excess into the grid for a credit - ev...

Posted by Michael Duncan Nov. 14, 2019, 3:53 a.m. HRV and ERV 1 Responses

Where do I start to build a small, affordable, low-maintenance house?

...off grid articles. You can find all that stuff and more in the Ecohome Building Guide Pages , but also pop in any keyword like 'off grid' in the search box at t...

Posted by Ocean-Lynn Georgelin Oct. 22, 2019, 11:40 p.m. Concept and design 2 Responses

What is the best way to heat a home with solar panels?

Hi, we are planning to build a home in the Canadian Rockies, we would like to incorporate a grid tied, ground mounted solar system into our design. Given that ...

Posted by Oliver Williamson Oct. 26, 2020, 2:05 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 0 Responses

What is the best way to heat an off grid home?

...Off-grid heating solutions Passive solar home design Choosing the right wood stove Off-grid living blog: heating systems Dear Emmanuel, Thanks for you...

Posted by Michelle Nason Aug. 8, 2018, 1:48 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 3 Responses

Can my husband and I build an Earthship home in Michigan & how hands-on can we be?

...off grid house, see some of these pages Passive Solar Home Design and Living Off Grid . As for Geothermal, it is a great system for efficient heating, the onl...

Posted by Kirsten Rogers Hearnes Jan. 17, 2021, 11:06 a.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the Kenogami House heating system?

...house that received direct sun, and collected passive solar heat, and moved the water through the tubing to the areas of the house that did not receive direct s...

Posted by dean c March 22, 2019, 3:46 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

How do you build a house ready for climate change?

...house, our first demonstration house. It's a LEED Platinum home that earned a most resilient house of the year award from Green Builder Media , and was also cal...

Posted by Mike Joyce May 6, 2021, 8:47 a.m. Concept and design 1 Responses

Do you sell and ship kits in the southwest United States?

...off grid cabin in Flagstaff arizona, 8200 feet elevation so it gets a good amount of snow. Flat buildng lot. Will be on solar, septic and hauled water/water cat...

Posted by Tracey Locke May 31, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Architecture and plan design 1 Responses

What is the best insulation for a small energy neutral home project?

At the moment I'm designing a small house that I hope to be able to be able to live in all year round, with zero bills so I'm using wind, hydro and solar for e...

Posted by Dan Gull Nov. 11, 2019, 6:40 a.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

Is it possible to reconcile installing a wood stove in a airtight, super-insulated house?

...off-grid use or during power outages, see here © Ecohome

Posted by rick seward Dec. 23, 2018, 2:49 p.m. Wood stove and biomass heat 1 Responses

How much does it cost to build an Earthship?

...off-grid, passively heated home, we have lots of pages that will help you design properly for whatever climate your building in. Below are a few starter pages. ...

Posted by Robin Skidmore Dec. 17, 2020, 10:35 p.m. Passive solar home design 1 Responses

What is the best option for building our next resilient home?

...house for longer durations. Given this, what would be a sensible approach in building this house? Of course, we are interested in health/comfort, lower energy...

Posted by John Bae Aug. 27, 2019, 3:55 p.m. Efficient home design 1 Responses

What infloor radiant heating would you use in a corewood home design?

...off-grid? What is your main heating fuel going to be - gas, wood, oil, electric? Whether you choose wires, hydronic tubes or air tubes to heat your floor, you...

Posted by John Yoho Feb. 6, 2020, 10:59 p.m. Wall assemblies - new construction 1 Responses

Can I see details about the heating and domestic hot water systems of the Edelweiss house?

...off benefits like the above. That said, we would not put a blanket recommendation on this heating strategy in every climate, with every grid power source, or wi...

Posted by August Wehrmann March 10, 2019, 9:26 a.m. Heat pumps, geothermal and AC 3 Responses

What is the cost of a Net Zero House?

...house specialized in prefab panels & they're based of the pemberton. Passive homes are a great base for becoming net zero ready so I'd probably recommmend looki...

Posted by SD Holman May 19, 2018, 3:14 p.m. Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing 4 Responses

What are the most cost-effective green building strategies in new home construction?

...house early if it will pay off. In other words, I'm happy to spend $50,000 today if it will save me $50,000+ in the long run. Some eco/green building strategies...

Posted by M T Nov. 4, 2019, 11:07 a.m. Concept and design 3 Responses