Category Archives: Off Grid

She Shares What It’s like to Live in a Yurt for Two Years

Mat & Danielle from Exploring Alternatives visit Beige and learn what its like to live in a yurt for two years in Canada. She lives way-off-the-grid with no electricity or running water. Her yurt can’t even be accessed by car, so everything including food & water are brought to the home by foot. Beige bought […]

This Tiny House is a Showcase of Off-Grid Technology

Bryce Langston visits Paul and Annett in Australia in a remote spot near Byron Bay. Their tiny house is totally off-grid but is like a case study or showcase of a variety of off-grid technologies including: The essential 1.86 kW photovoltaic electric power system with a 20 kWh battery system A biogas system that makes methane for […]

Rainwater Tanks are Full!

Derek & Hannah live in a tiny house in the southern Arizona desert – near St. David (Between Benson and Tombstone). It’s super hot and dry there and they don’t have a well on their tiny house homestead. Instead they have an elaborate rainwater collection system. But you might wonder… how do you live off rainwater […]

Air, Water, Waste, Food, Energy – Designers Imagining Self-Contained Living Systems

It’s a paradigm shift in home resource creation and location. Water uses gravity to generate pressure. Energy is harvested from solar and wind apparatuses. Air, water and waste are cleaned using a living bio wall and everything is recycled when possible.” – Yanko Design See more of Future Living Housing Project

Off-Grid Micro Cabin in Tennessee

The cabin began as a steel cube—the vertical cedar slats give it strength, and openings in the back wall add interest. The verticality of the façade helps the cabin slip into the woods during the day, and at night light from the interior escapes through the silver openings.” – Inhabitat Learn more about this Off-Grid Tennessee Micro […]

Marquand Retreat – Off-Grid 450 Square Foot Block Cabin in Easter Washington

Without permanent power, the 450 s.f. structure is effectively heated by a wood stove. The cistern is currently filled by a water truck, with plans for a well to be dug in the future.” – Miller Hull Read and see more of the Marquand Retreat

Laura Asks… Does Technology Make the Tiny House Movement Possible?

Do you think today’s technology makes it possible or enhances the tiny house experience? What kind of technology do you have that would be perfect for downsizing your life?” – Laura LaVoie Read the original story that asks the question, Does Technology Make the Tiny House Movement Possible? My take… I think technology makes any size […]

Nick’s Off-Grid Mallorca House – Now Available for Vacations

This house changed my life. A Boho Walkers’ paradise inspired me to write a book, make a film, start a web site. Now you can experience it too. 3 separate buildings, outdoor kitchen, 2 toilets, hot shower – 700m up in mountain. Great Views to sea.” – Nick Rosen Learn more about renting this Off-Grid House in […]

Australia’s Weirdest Off-Road Home – Wothahellizat

Living the dream on the road with Australia’s weirdest off-road motorhome… On Sunday the 30th of September 2001 we drove our 30-year old ex-army truck from the workshop for the last time. At that point we were officially living on the road.” – Rob Gray via Nature Photography by Rob Gray

Laura’s Tiny DIY Solar System

To tell you the truth electricity scares me because it carries the power of fire. Even so, I thought about it enough to know that I did not want to be on grid, and that I wanted to do it myself.” – Laura Read and see more of The 12 volt Tiny House Option.