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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 closer to reality. Nice Architects just unveiled the first photos of their incredible egg-shaped Ecocapsule home - and the tiny solar and wind-powered dwellin...

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 where he could do just that. After five years of hard work, Basich had a beautiful and artfully designed tiny home, respecting the principles of the golden rati...

The Fincube tin house
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The Fincube off-grid tiny house

...home. See more Tiny Houses Here in the EcoHome Green Home Building Guides For more information check out the Fincube website .Photos courtesy of Meraner Hannes, Florian Berger, Steffen Jänicke The Fincube Tiny Home The Fincube Tiny House The Fincube Tiny Hou...

Tiny Tack House living room
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The tiny house movement: Tiny Tack House

...Tiny Tack House is capable of operating completely off-grid. It's equipped with solar power generation, carries its own water, has a full kitchen and bathroom, but is also capable of plugging into the grid at an RV Park if need be. The Tacks are currently running their home on 100% solar power and loving it. This i...

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

...Tiny House gem, and so are we. What's not to love: NOMAD Micro Homes are sustainably manufactured, easy to assemble, affordable, and 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 ...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
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Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...homes in a warm climate to showcase. Especially now that laws on Tiny Houses in California are changing, tiny homes are sure to gain in popularity. Looking further afield than North America, we discovered these stunning off-grid tiny homes used as rental accommodation nestled in the rugged beauty of the bushland of R...

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 look here online for ordering information. I know someone with one who absolutely loves it in her tiny house! See for yourself (Video below) and let us know what you think....

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?

...homes For more info on how to build an energy efficient home , or perhaps build an 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 when you design for optimum energy efficiency from the beginning, as it only...

Mobile tiny house
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Is Tiny House living in a cold climate good or bad for the planet?

...tiny house. And in a perfect world, people would live in smaller stationary homes. When tiny homes make sense: To reduce the operational cost of a tiny house it would need to tap into everything a city has to offer in terms of power, water and sewage. A perfect example of that is the Vancouver laneway house movemen...

Geothermal Heating Systems
Heat pumps, geothermal and AC

Geothermal heating for Homes in North America - Does it work & will it save money?

...homes you will get far more bang for your buck if you put that money into insulation instead. Read all about auto-feeding wood pellet stoves suitable for off grid homes here , from the EcoHome Green Building Guides

Efficient home design

Phase change building materials - natural heat storage in buildings

...office towers with windows that don't open. In such commercial applications though, what it can do is postpone the need for cooling until off-peak hours. Even just that has very tangible benefits - by shifting the cooling load to off-peak hours, you take much of the burden off the grid during times of peak demand, an...