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Off-grid Retreat Design Packs a Lot of Function into a Tiny Container Home

The tiny container house will have a kitchenette, three-quarters bath, day bed, Murphy bed, combo washer/dryer, and built-in closets. Nomad is 8′ wide, 24′ long, 9’6″ tall, and fully complete upon delivery.  That means it arrives with windows, doors, insulation, no-VOC paints, plumbing, fixtures, and lights — all according to code.” – Jetson Green While […]

Vina’s Off-Grid Tiny Home in Ojai, California

I love that my house has minimal impact on the earth by being off the grid. I use solar panels, propane gas, greywater system and passive solar heating and cooling.” – Vina via Apartment Therapy Learn more about Vina’s Minimal Impact on the Earth

Off the Grid in Australia

The Box House is a deceptively simple wooden box raised slightly on concrete piers… The cabin has a 36 m2 388 ft2 main floor plus a loft that is somewhat less than half that size.” – Small House Bliss Read and see more of The Box House, an off-grid cabin in Australia. Photographs by Brett Boardman. Design by Nicholas Murcutt.

This Shipping Container Home Could Make a Great Off-Grid Cabin

In the video animation below you can tour the Montainer Nomad 192. Large rolling & locking barn doors on both long sides allow the home to be opened to fresh air and light when in use, and sealed up when you’re away. It’s shown with  Learn more about the Montainer Nomad 192. It has a small kitchen […]

Off the Grid in the West Texas Desert

John Wells built the shell of this one-room shack over nine days in 2007; now his 60-acre homestead, deep in the West Texas desert, includes four shipping containers under an arched metal roof, nine water tanks, a solar shower and a solar oven.” – The New York Times See more of this house Off the Grid […]

The Building of the Peafield – 1980 Bedford TK Horsebox to Tiny House Conversion

Meet Peafield. A 1980 Bedford TK horsebox that will soon become our tiny home in an expanding universe. Follow Peas off-grid conversion here.” – Nat & Daz Follow the Building of the Peafield on Facebook.

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

268 Square Foot House of Straw

Straw bales are stacked like bricks to form the outer shell of the home. Wood posts and beams are embedded in the straw bales to support the roof, window and door headers. Metal lath and plaster is used for interior and exterior finishes. The end result is a durable, environmentally friendly home.” – Off Grid Shelters […]

Moving Your Family Off-Grid? Want to be on TV?

A television company contacted us with news that they are looking for a family that’s moving off-grid to appear on their documentary-style television show.  In particular, they are looking for a Mom & Dad with 2 or more children over the age of 10. If that sounds like you, email the names and ages of […]