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

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 3: All about off-grid power generation in off-grid homes

...off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog her, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . For better or worse, the property that my wife and I fell in love with was over a mile back down a private road, and our few other ne...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED house in Low, Quebec
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog: a firsthand account of building and living in a remote area

...off-grid living , that is interesting to browse through. While there were a lot of interesting ideas here, clearly I was going to need further inspiration elsewhere. And I did go on to find further work on passive solar design done much more recently, that has distilled out some of the best design principles to take ...

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

Off-grid living blog post 5: appliances, mechanical and other systems

...off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . or here see post 3 in the off grid homes blog about off grid power generation and here see post 4 all about off-grid heating systems ...

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

OFF GRID LIVING BLOG, PART 4: Off-grid heating systems - lessons learned from our off grid home

...Off-grid living homes blog post 1: Concept Overview Off-grid living homes blog post 2: Design & Construction Choices Off-grid living homes blog post 3: All about off grid power generation NEXT PAGE Off-Grid living homes blog post 5: Appliances, mechanicals & systems You could also consider heating with a ...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here, the overview . or post 2 in the off-grid homes blog here covering design and construction choices . or here see post 3 in the off grid homes blog about off grid power generation and here see post 4 all about off-grid heating systems a...

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

Off grid living blog, part 2: passively heated, this house in Quebec aims for LEED certification

...off-grid LEED Gold passively-heated home. See post 1 of the off-grid homes blog here . or post 3 in the off-grid homes blog here . This off-grid home design began with the basic principles of passive heating and cooling - invest in really good windows, face as many of them south as you can to gain heat, and install h...

Off-grid home with solar PV & Battery backup
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Thinking about renewable home energy and a battery backup?

...living off-grid see here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...living the dream. Like the Swiss Army Knife of tiny homes, the Ecocapsule packs everything you need into one very efficient, compact design. Complete with rather luxurious amenities, including a double bed, kitchenette, storage space and bathroom with a shower and a toilet that collects bio wa...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

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 up to the outside. The 360-degree glass fronts, innovative lighting technology and use of natural material create a unique changing ambience throughout the co...

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 to be shipped anywhere in the world, these flat-packed houses can be assembled with nothing more than a drill, a friend and "handyman" level carpentry skills. ...

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 alternative to wood stoves as they have a hopper that feeds fuel as needed, so it's a bit more like having a gas stove in your house. They are cleaner, they bala...