“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

All Purpose Eton Solar Radio

This looks like a great product, you can buy it here for $80.

Salt Water Still Converter

The sun heats the water into steam, which removes the salt through an expansion nozzle to condense fresh water in the lower basin. Prototype designed by Gabriele Diamanti, finalist at the 2011 Prix Emile Hermes competition.

Upcycled Reclaimed Space

Off-grid ready homes from Reclaimed Space, an Austin Based company that does it all in terms of being contractors to get your new home going. Reclaimed Space harvests old wood from old barnwood, shiplap, hardwood, as well as other deconstructed materials from old buildings like corrugated metal and reclaimed ...

Rebuilding Solar Panels

If you make your own solar panels you will have to end up rebuilding the materials used to frame them every few years and if you build them yourself they are unlisted (UL), so they will not fall under compliance of the NEC code that helps prevents injury and fires. Image ...

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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