“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

Survivorman: Off The Grid – Documentary

Lee Stroud's documentary of not hippie communal back to landers, but survivalists living with nature.

BioLite CampStove

The BioLite CampStove, designed for outdoor adventure and emergency preparedness, makes cooking on wood as clean, safe and easy as petroleum fuels while powering electronics off-grid.

Lessons of Going Off the Grid

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

Going into the Jungle

Ars Technica has written a guide for the more serious off-gridders out there, worth checking out for all your gadget needs.

Not Just for the Amish

There are 180,000 families across North America that are self-sufficient, some of these people are in the following video:

Heating and Cooling

According to Krzysztof Lis, off-grid heating consists of good thermal insulation that will save as much heat as possible, utilizing solar heat gains whenever reasonable, and an additional heat source like electric heating powered by a wind turbine or wood stove fueled with wood chips produced ...

The 2050 Home

Everything will be retrofitted? Image source A drive for extensive resource efficiency could see water harvested and recycled within each home. Integrated solar panels and microgen combined with ultra-thin insulation films will allow some houses to come off the grid. Food will be grown in gardens, roofs and balconies, ...

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 ...

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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