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21 Amazing Off-the-Grid Houses

21 Amazing Off-the-Grid HousesBetween diminishing stores and oil wars, fossil fuel-dependence is officially a bad deal. In the future, as these resources get scarcer, we’re going to have to figure out how to live in a little more harmony with Mother Earth. Here are 21 houses that are already doing it right: eschewing the power grid for solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources.

 

Earthship in Taos County, New Mexico, US

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Photo: Kayla Sawyer


House with living roof in Ithaca, NY, US

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Photo: Shira Golding Evergreen


Para Eco-House, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

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Photo: SDEurope


An off-the-grid house just beyond the Rio Grande Gorge near Taos, New Mexico

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Photo: Tolka Rover


Icelandic eco house

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Photo: sigkyrre


Zero-emission eco house designed by Potton, UK

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Photo: Mike Hales


Greenwich Millennium Eco-Village, London

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Photo: Lars Plougmann


La Puerta del Sol in Barrio San Nicolas, Mexico

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Photo: Scott & Emily www.wegoslow.com


Richard Carbonnier’s tubular eco-house in Pond Inlet, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada

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Photo: Mike Beauregard


Eco-home in Woubrigge, Netherlands

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Photo: Mirjana Chamberlain-Vucic


Eco house at the DC Festival, Washington, DC, 2005

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Photo: John Bointon


EcoHome designed by Will Collins. Eco Village Currumbin, Tallebudgera, Australia

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Photo: Sander van Dijk


Eco house, Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal

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Photo: Tiago Bortoletto Vaz


Another eco house at Parc Jean Drapeau, Montreal

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Photo: Tiago Bortoletto Vaz


BASF eco house, Green Close, University Park, Nottingham, UK

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Photo: University of Nottingham


The Brighton Earthship, Brighton, East Sussex, UK

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Photo: Dominic Alves


The “Effizienzhaus Plus”, Berlin, Germany

Merkel Inaugurates Energy-Efficient House

Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images


Eco house prototype by SCI-Arc/Caltech at the Solar Decathlon 2011,Washington DC

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Photo: Jim Tetro/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon


Creation of Team Florida at the Solar Decathlon 2011,Washington DC

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Photo: Jim Tetro/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon


Parsons NS Stevens’ house at the Solar Decathlon 2011,Washington DC

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Photo: Jim Tetro/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon


The solar powered FabLab House, concept by the Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Catalunya

Universities Comptete In Solar Powered House Competition

Photo: Denis Doyle/Getty Images


 

 

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By Attila Nagy

www.gizmodo.co.uk

 

 

 

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