“I’m going to stop making fun of crunchy, Birkenstock-wearing hippies driving their holier-than-thou Priuses and figure out how to retro-fit my bro’s 1984 VW vanagon for biofuel so I can drive cross country guilt-free.” - Ashley Ahearn

Solar Weather Station

Eric Walstad made this off-grid weather station with a netbook, a 135W solar panel, a desktop weather station, hardware, a breadboard power supply, and a webcam.

Prefabulous + Almost Off the Grid Book

Homeowners can achieve the off grid lifestyle with this book: “Indispensable guide to creating the ideal, almost-off-the-grid home. . . . This text is both timely and tempting to anyone interested in inhabiting a more comfortable and cost-efficient abode.” —Bask

Voltaic Arduino

Plugging an Arduino for off grid use can be done with a battery with usb, solar, or with battery and solar. If your don't have a computer of AC, Voltaic can help.

Lessons of Going Off the Grid

Dealing with snow and altitude- what is it worth going off grid? Read on here.

Plug and Play Off Grid

Buy a container, open up the package and you are on your way to living off the grid with your existing home! Incredible.

Building a Wind Turbine

While the sun is abundant in more places, having a wind turbine can be a good supplement to producing free energy. In this guide, Ebert elaborates on the the different components of a wind turbine (blades, mount, generator) and how to go about building such a thing. Image source

Building the Jefferson Earthship

For comprehensive information about these buildings, head on over to Earthship Biotecture.

DIY: Build an Earthship

Cultivated in the 70s, earthships are made of tires, cans, bottles and adobe and are a real option for people in developing nations looking to build a very cheap home that can catch rain water. Check out Dan Richfield’s site as he blogs through the build into October 2011- and if ...

March 4th 2015
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Tentsile Hammock

Tentsile is a hammock and a tent that can be suspended as a shelter or on the ground.
August 9th 2014
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Off Grid Urban Seattle Farm

Mithun created for the Living Building Challenge, this energy and water self-sufficient, 31,000-sq-ft rooftop rainwater collecting, gray water recycling, 34,000-sq-ft solar panel, food growing,  318 apartments housing, building.
March 16th 2014
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Construction of a 1500 sf. home in 6 days.
January 30th 2014
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Kahuna Camping Kayak

Human powered kayak, ready for camping or pedaling.
January 26th 2014
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Ice Lab : Antarctica

Off grid is the way to live in Antarctica. Polar research at it's finest.


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