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DIY 704 Sq. Ft. Hand Built Off Grid Tiny Cabin

I had to show you this DIY hand built off grid tiny cabin in Cable, Wisconsin.<p>There’s something so cool about small cabins like this. And this one …

Home Construction

How to Survive Absolutely Anything

Hurricanes, floods, wildfires, tornadoes and other disasters can turn a region upside down in a day. And for some unlucky families the crisis may last for weeks if not months.<p>Disaster planning begins before you even choose your home, with a simple investigation of the risks that you will face. Is …

How to build a basic portable solar power system -camping,boating,off grid living-

The foldable Solight Solarpuff solar-powered lantern provides off-grid light where there is no electricity

What do you get when you cross a solar-powered LED lantern with a foldable pop-up box? The Solarpuff, that’s what! Created by the good people at …

Off-grid

Our life off the grid: Couple moves from suburbs to remote island

It's a fantasy for many on the West Coast: give up your office job for a life on a quiet island communing with nature.<p>David Cox lived that fantasy, …

196-Square-Foot DIY Cabin is Totally Off-Grid, and It Shows

Filed under impressive DIY cabins: this <b>196-square-foot</b> dwelling was assembled by California couple <b>Tim Eddy</b> and <b>Hannah Fuller</b> one piece at a time, with no blueprints at hand. Though it's much smaller than thatswanky DIY cabin in rural Maryland, this remote trailside abode is just as crafty and also</b> …

American Overlander: MSR’s New WindBoiler Compact Stove System

Over the last several years there has been increasing popularity in the use of personal stove systems. The benefits of these compact burner and pot …

North Atlantic

Denver Treehouse

A custom treehouse with rooftop deck used as guest quarters near Denver, Colorado. Photos by David Patterson. Designed by Missy Brown Design.

Treehouses

How 3D Printers Are Boosting Off-The-Grid, Underdeveloped Communities

A growing number of people are bringing the maker spirit to off-the-grid and underdeveloped communities across the globe.<p>A growing number of people are bringing the maker spirit to off-the-grid and underdeveloped regions across the globe. It's part of an effort to create technologically …

Need to Re-Wax Your Canvas Jacket? Here’s How to Do It Right

Before there were synthetic fabrics, before Gore-Tex and “weatherproof breathability”, there was thick cotton and a can of wax. Early sailors …

20 off-the-grid getaways

Subscribe to AFAR magazine today!<p>If you’re just looking for a relaxing vacation with a cocktail on the beach, read no further. These off-the-grid getaways are challenging experiences that will test your adaptability, leaving you with a heightened and renewed sense of being. From finding a cozy spot …

Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That

If you really love your peaches and want to shake a tree, there's a map to help you find one. That goes for veggies, nuts, berries and hundreds of other edible plant species, too.<p>Avid foragers Caleb Philips and Ethan Welty launched an interactive map last month that identifies more than a …

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Wild Thing: 5 Ways to Go (Somewhat) Off the Grid

In today’s ultra-connected world of status updates and built-in GPS, it seems almost impossible to disconnect the way <b>Cheryl Strayed</b> does in her memoir, <i>Wild,</i> the basis for **Reese Witherspoon’**s new movie of the same name, out today. Strayed was only 26 when she went on a 1,100-mile journey alone …

The 6 Best Off-Road Trailers of 2018

<i>Last Updated January, 2018: This post has been updated with new picks for 2018.</i><p>There was once a time when exploring the great outdoors on wheels …

Articles about grid prefab cabin completely tune surroundings on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dramatically wrapped in dark spruce panels, this self-sustaining tiny home in North Slovakia is the ultimate escape.<p>A small prefab cabin in Norway is offering an alternative view on the concept of luxury.<p>Airlifted into place via a helicopter, this energy-efficient alpine shelter adds a vibrant pop …

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Young Self-Taught Photographer Captures Wanderers Against Magnificent Landscapes

Self-taught Canadian photographer Elizabeth Gadd described her photography niche better, perhaps, than anybody else when she said, “I, uh… shoot …

The Adventure Mobile - Our DIY Sprinter Camper Van Bicycle Hauler

This post covers the DIY buildout I did for our 2013 Mercedes Sprinter to turn it into a bike-hauling adventure mobile. The goal was simple: <b>create a</b> …

Romantic tiny forest home built in 6 weeks for $4,000

Moments of eye-opening insight can come into our lives unexpectedly like a clap of thunder, and when they do, we are usually not the same person, …

2014 National Geographic Photo Contest, Part II

National Geographic Magazine's annual photo contest, is nearing the deadline for entries this year—the final day will be October 31, 2014. The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters to participate in its annual photography seminar. National Geographic …

Girls Skips Small Talk Asks Strangers Meaningful Questions Instead

When you meet a stranger for the first time, often you'll instantly try to find something you can both relate to and agree on.<p>That smalltalk usually …

This DIY Game Boy With A Raspberry Pi Inside Can Play All Your Favorite Classic Games

A hack project by DIY enthusiast and gamer John Hassl has given new life to the original Game Boy, thanks to a helping hand from the Raspberry Pi, the $35 complete computer that fits in the palm of your hand. The project features Hassl cramming the Pi into the case of an original Game Boy, and …

7 Ways to Silence Your Squeaky Floor

Dont put up with those annoying squeaks in your floors and stairs. Fixing the problem is straightforward, relatively inexpensive, and usually requires less than 10 minutes.<p>Don't put up with those annoying squeaks in your floors and stairs. Fixing the problem is straightforward, relatively …

Spot Welder; Don’t Buy It, Build It

Spot welders are super handy for making sheet metal enclosures for your projects. The problem is, commercial ones are rather expensive… The good news …

Make Your own Raspberry Pi Gameboy Replica

This “Gamegirl” 3D printed Gameboy replica by Adafruit features some seriously upgraded hardware to mark the original’s 25th anniversary. The Raspberry Pi processor allows it to run Gameboy, or even MAME ROMs, and the color touchscreen allows for much better graphics than the original’s grayscale …