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The off-grid Ecocapsule accessory dwelling unit
Tiny house

The off-grid Ecocapsule tiny house

...off-grid. A dual-power system offers an additional source of electricity during periods without sufficient sunlight or wind. The structure’s rounded shape also ...

Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
Tiny house

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...

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 s...

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 ...

The Fincube tin house
Tiny house

The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...off-grid, it's portable, and it's beautiful. It's also made in Italy so would hardly be a "green" choice for a North American dweller, but one can't help but be...

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...

Drumi the foot pedalled washing machine that makes laundry off-grid oh
Renewable energy

This foot pedalled washing machine doesn't need electricity and uses very little water.

...off-grid and uses a fraction of the water as the next most efficient machine on the market, does it really matter? Interested parties should go over to the...

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...

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 areas, on condition that you choose a model of wood pellet stove that has manual rather than electric operation for feeding in the wood granules. ...

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

The Methane Midden compost water heater that surpassed its goal on kic
Plumbing and water heaters

Compost pile hot tub water heater

We found this video at Whole Systems Design , a New England based company who identify, design, and develop human habitats. In their own words from their websi...

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