Off-grid

Keep the lights on and your phone charged off the grid with the SolarHome 620

Your phone’s dead and the power’s out? No problem! Ideal for vans, campervans, or during power outages in any modern home, BioLite brings you …

Self-sufficiency

Primer: How To Live Out Of Your Car

Let’s face it, we’ve all romanticized about life on the open road. Whether you’re an avid Kerouac reader, traveling surfer searching for the perfect …

Camping

Unlocking An Energy Revolution in Ethiopia With Lessons From the Black Market

“Ninety thousand solar lanterns sold last quarter,” said Mr. Li. He was sharing sales numbers for his solar appliance business in Ethiopia and I …

Addis Ababa

Off Grid House in Yokohama / abanba

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> It is a house for four people built in Asahi Ward, Yokohama. We planned as "off-grid house" not …

Self-sufficiency

72 Hours, Starring The Dorians and The Mad Hueys

We gave two teams an extended weekend to make a full-fledged edit. Who did it best?<p>If we gave you 72 hours to create an entertaining surf edit–from …

Surfing

The EcoFlow Tech River: Portable power wherever you need it

The EcoFlow Tech River will change the way you look at portable power.<p>Keeping all your tech charged can be a neverending struggle, which is why …

Gear & Gadgets

Raneys to the Rescue! Meet the Cast of Discovery's 'Homestead Rescue'

Living off the grid certainly isn't for everyone, but for the cast of Homestead Rescue, it's a way of life. The Raneys may look like your average …

Self-sufficiency

Sweden: Off-grid and off-map

Survival instincts? It turns out that unless you have the skills to back them up, they’re largely useless. It’s -11C, a far from perilous temperature …

Self-sufficiency

The brilliant folding M.A.Di Home can be assembled in hours

The M.A.Di Home is an ingenious a-frame home that can be easily assembled in just a few hours. The foldable design, created by Italian architect, …

Self-sufficiency

'30s-inspired aluminum trailer can go off-grid for a week

Meet the original Airstream<p>American outdoor lovers are no stranger to aluminum trailers; the iconic “silver bullet” Airstream trailers can be found everywhere from campsites to hipster vacation rentals. But few are familiar with the Bowlus Road Chief, an aluminum travel trailer first designed and …

Campers

NYC Loft Inspired Tiny House

<iframe width=”1120″ height=”630″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/2fna6Ff1IpI” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe><p>Derek ‘Deek’ Diedricksen …

Lofts

Rwanda: U.S.$50 Million Invested in Renewable Energy

Rwanda's energy rollout efforts received a boost yesterday following the operationalisation of $50 million to catalyse private sector's investment in …

Renewable Energy

Startup founders are following Bill Gates' example and going off the grid for weeks at a time

• <b>It can be difficult to clear your head when you're surrounded by information and checking notifications.</b>• <b><br>Bill Gates has a tradition of taking two weeks off just for deep reflection every year, a ritual other entrepreneurs have since followed.</b>• <b><br>The point of the time off isn't to relax, it's to figure</b> …

Productivity

Selling our Magic School Bus! Runs Great! Off-Grid, Family, Tiny Home!

Selling our Magic School Bus! I bought this bus almost four years ago and have been converting, driving, and living in it with my family every day …

Tiny House Movement

Boie Toothbrush

Price: $12 | BuyNew York-based Boie makes toothbrushes that help reduce waste. Each brush’s head is replaceable and fully recyclable. The toothbrush …

Self-sufficiency

Explore a B.C. architect’s stunning, off-the-grid retreat

After living in a small Vancouver apartment for years, architect Jesse Garlick and his wife decided it was finally time to get back in touch with …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Critical Questions You Better Answer Before Going Off-Grid

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Going off-grid means different things to different folks. For some, it’s living a “normal” life without an electric bill. …

Self-sufficiency

In Puerto Rico, Innovative Solar Projects Aid Kids in Need

It’s been more than seven weeks since Hurricane Maria devoured Puerto Rico in 155-mile-per-hour winds, and more than half of the people are still …

Environment

ENGIE and Schneider Electric Unite to Bring Reliable and Affordable Energy to Off-Grid Regions-Key to Project Success is the Use of Hydrogen

In cooperation with Schneider Electric, ENGIE is excited to unveil the microgrid SPORE (Sustainable Powering of Off-Grid Regions), a cutting-edge …

Renewable Energy

80-Year-Old Man Greets Child In Grocery, Gets Visit From Police

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Simply talking to a strange child in public can lead to a police visit in Australia. An 80-year-old man was stopped by a …

Self-sufficiency

How Prepping And Minimalism Go Hand-In-Hand

Image source: Flickr / Creative Commons<p>One of the basic tenets of preparing for an unknown future is saving up supplies for when they might be …

Minimalism

Off-grid capable tiny house offers freedom of choice

The Kootenay is available in 20, 24, and 28 ft (6, 7.3, and 8.5 m)-long iterations, but the model pictured measures 28 ft in length. It has a total …

Campers

Energy Resilience Takes on Renewed Urgency

As climate change leads to increasingly severe and frequent devastation around the world, (SIDS) that often find themselves in the eye of the …

International Development

Creating jobs and renewable energy at the same time

The dramatic decrease in the cost of renewable energy technologies seen in recent years presents an unprecedented opportunity to improve our access …

Renewable Energy

Off The Grid Minimalist Wooden Cabins

5 little houses lost in the wild nature, 5 persons and a 72 hours period in each cabine to mesure the effect of nature on stress. <i>72h Cabin</i> is a …

Cabins

Get the facts about solar power

True or false?<p>Our experts help you separate the solar power fiction from the solar power facts.<p>Solar power only works if I live in a hot, sunny</i> …

Renewable Energy

Op-Ed: Teach Your Daughters To Fight Back | RECOIL OFFGRID

In this article, David Reeder emphasizes the importance of teaching your daughters to be willing to use violence and fight back against unwanted …

Self-sufficiency

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Flying a Plane

To me, the entire experience of air travel is anxiety-inducing, from packing, to getting to the airport on time, making it through security, then …

Aviation

They Seized His Truck Because He Had 5 Bullets

Driving with bullets apparently is now a crime in America. That’s what one U.S. citizen discovered.<p>The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) …

Self-sufficiency

Behind the scenes photographs from camping off-the-grid

In the latest copy of <i>Getaway</i>, you’ll find our top list of off-the-grid campsites across South Africa. This is my favourite assignment of the year – …

Self-sufficiency