Off grid / Guides

A tiny house that looks like a stack of logs
Tiny house

A portable off-grid tiny house that looks like a stack of wood

...off-grid power. With both kitchen and bathroom behind moveable partitions, the uncluttered interior is skillfully designed to be an undefined multi-functional...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...off-grid or likely to be during power outages, read on... Which electric-free pellet stoves are best off-grid? Wood Pellet stoves have always been a great a...

A sustainably built, ultra modern and affordable tiny house
Tiny house

NOMAD Micro Home fuelled by crowd funding, takes green building world by storm.

...off-grid capable. Manufactured in British Columbia by those friendly friendly Canadians, The NOMAD micro home is a pre-fabricated Tiny House kit. Light enough...

Solar panels power the Kenogami House in Saguenay, Quebec
Renewable energy

The Kenogami House: Energy systems at the cutting edge of innovation

...grid, so any surplus power generated will be fed back into the grid system. Conversely, the home will draw from the grid when insufficient power is being suppli...

7 Principles of a super abundant, solar, year round greenhouse
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

7 key principles for an abundant greenhouse

As a native Californian transplanted into a much cooler climate (Western Quebec), I find myself mourning the loss of fresh local seasonal fruits and veggies al...

Bullfrog clean power
Renewable energy

Bullfrog Power makes clean renewable energy available to all of us.

...grid. At night when the sun is down and you are using power, you are drawing off the grid. Having home solar panels means you have made an investment in clean...

Solar Electricity Generation & Storage with no Batteries, Azelio
Renewable energy

Azelio Solar solutions combine electricity generation & storage without Batteries

...off-grid, you'd need batteries to store power for night time use. Solar thermal collection is a more simple process; it is a matter of absorbing heat directly...

Wind farm
Wind power

Storing power from wind farms

One of the biggest drawbacks to renewable energies like wind and solar, is that it is unpredictable. This presents a challenge to grid operators, as they strug...

Net Zero Energy Homes Pilot Canada
Green building certifications

Net zero energy homes Canadian pilot results

...off-grid home construction arena it could be viewed as some fringe building technique like the Earthship and turn off builders and homeowners. Any new advance i...

Trinity portable wind turbine for charging devices
Wind power

The Trinity portable wind turbine will charge your gadgets on the go.

...offer a chance for myth debunking! And if you're someone that lives off grid, then devices like this simply become a way of life. So pedal-charge your devices...

60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours (In Theory Anyhow)
Renewable energy

Can you really power your home with a bicycle generator?

...off-grid home , or even how to build an off-grid Tiny Home , check out our building guide pages , or use our Edelweiss House as an example of what is possible w...