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The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
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The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...Off Grid Quest and found it was begging to be shared... If your fantasy is to live totally off the grid anywhere around the world, that dream just got one step ...

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Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
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Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

...off-grid Tiny House in the woods. Armed with an appreciation for the great outdoors and a desire to learn to live off-grid, he bought 40 acres in the Sierras wh...

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The Fincube tin house
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The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...living space, the functional wall panels are situated in the middle of the room, and the four living areas (living room and bedroom, kitchen and bathroom) open ...

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The Fun Box
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The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

...offers indoor and outdoor living space © Le Vertendre A huge bay window gives you an incomparable view of the surrounding nature, which...

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Off-grid, passively-heated LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

All about off-grid power generation

...off-grid power system, and more. For any readers who may actually be considering building an off-grid system, this is the sort of nitty gritty details that you ...

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Off grid, passively heated and cooled house in the Gatineau Hills, Que
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off grid and passively heated, this house in Low, Quebec is aiming for LEED certification

With their house about three kilometers from the nearest paved road and hydro pole, Craig Anderson and France-Pascale Ménard had no option but to go for extrem...

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A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
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NOMAD Micro Home launches crowd funding campaign, takes green building world by storm.

...living. Adding our pre-engineered green packages for solar energy, rainwater collection and grey water treatment can take NOMADs right off the grid." The f...

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Off-grid leed home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog post 4: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. In years past, the mechanical systems and appliances within off-grid homes looked quite different from typical gr...

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The Otis mobile tiny house
Tiny house

The Tiny House Movement may have gotten tinier with the arrival of Otis

...living system” that can be towed on a standard 5 X 8-foot trailer. The pod-shaped tiny house includes indoor plumbing in the form of a composting toilet, a rain...

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Heating an off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid heating systems

...Off-grid living blog post 1: Concept, design and building envelope Off-grid living blog post 2: Generating power

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Off-grid home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...grid during low-rate hours, allowing you to feed off it during peak-rate hours without paying through the nose. Watch for this sort of thing to take hold m...

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