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Judge tosses one case against off-the-grid trailer, but owners aren't home free yet

A municipal judge has dismissed the city's condemnation of the trailer of a former Marine trying to live off the grid in Huntsville. But that doesn't …

Regulated out of Existence: Off-Gridders Forced back on the Grid, Camping on own land Illegal

<i>This article was originally published by Robert Richardson at Off Grid Survival.</i><p>It’s something we’ve reported on many times in the past – government …

'Camping' on Your Own Land is Now Illegal -- Govt Waging War on Off-Grid Living

Costilla County, CO — Across the U.S., local zoning officials are making it increasingly difficult for people to go off the grid, in some instances …

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Off the Grid, But Still Online

A photographer spent two months with people who live off the grid but still log in every once in a while.<p>For the last 61 days I've been traveling throughout California while living out of my Corolla, collecting stories from people living off the grid.<p>The people I've met have abandoned the chase of …

Half of Australian homes to adopt solar power and move 'off grid' from 2018

New battery technology could allow Australian homes to generate and store solar-powered energy more cheaply than traditional electricity suppliers by 2018, says report<p>Australians will be able to use solar panels and batteries to cheaply produce and store electricity within three years, in a …

Solar Panels For Sale | Knowing Costs Before You Buy

Buying Solar Panels For Your Home<p>It can be really exciting shopping for and buying a solar power system to generate electricity in your home. The …

The Walking Dead makes off-grid living look easy – but is it actually plausible?

When <i>The Walking Dead</i> began in 2010, the apocalypse had already arrived: Its hero, Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), woke up from a months-long coma to find himself in a world rendered long-since unrecognizable. And for five years now we've watched through laced fingers as Rick and his fellow survivors …

Meet 'Earthship,' an Off-Grid Home Made From Garbage

A glimpse into the life of an “anti-environmentalist environmentalist.”<p>In Taos, New Mexico, Michael Reynolds has been building off-grid homes from trash for the last 30 years—he’s part of a community of people who live in such unconventional homes, which they call Earthships. “He’s an interesting …

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Solar-Powered Ecocapsule Allows You to Live Off the Grid Anywhere in the World

Slovakia's Nice Architects recently revealed several exciting details about the Ecocapsule that will give you the opportunity to live anywhere in the world. Ecocapsule is a micro-shelter that operates off-grid by using sustainable technology such as solar power, rainwater collection and filtration, …

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Articles about grid island house new zealand connects outdoors on Dwell.com - Dwell

A remote beachside cottage evokes the spirit of camping trips.<p>A family provides some real world experience for a group of architects in training.<p>In a new weekly feature, we're looking to our online community to highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>On New Zealand’s Great …

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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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Off-the-grid texting device GoTenna attracts antisurveillance crowd

"If you're solving a problem that is real to them, they're going to come out of the woodwork."<p>Daniela Perdomo, GoTenna CEO

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Is going off the grid selfish? For many, it's the only option that makes sense | Giles Parkinson

In an ideal world everyone would be on the power network, but Australians have been saddled with what is undoubtedly the most expensive grid in the world<p>Last year, some friends moved into the new three-bedroom home they had built on semi-rural block of land in northern NSW. Despite being within …