21 Amazing Off-the-Grid Houses

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21 Amazing Off-the-Grid Houses

Between 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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1 Comment

  • By Gerry, September 5, 2013 @ 14:49

    Love the Washington DC Eco house prototype!

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