Off-grid

This Tiny Houseboat is a Solar-Powered, Off-Grid Dream

Le Koroc is a floating paradise designed for enjoying summer lake life in Canada with minimal impact on the environment—handcrafted from the ground …

Environmentally Friendly

Radical Essex is a publication that aims to uproot the county’s misguided stereotypes

Essex as a county has been historically judged by misguided stereotypes, summed up in the Spitting Image’s anthem, <i>Essex is Crap.</i> <i>Radical Essex</i> is an …

Essex

Earning Bitcoin From the Sun

There are over 600 million Africans living without electricity despite an abundance of sunshine and hundreds of thousands of solar projects on the …

Solar Power

Italian shows how design and social enterprise can light up the Philippines

Italian Sergio Boero was a consultant of exporter Hacienda Crafts in Bacolod in 2009 when he discovered that many artisans had to stop working before …

Chamber of Commerce

In South Sudan, off-grid communities turn to solar power for clean water | UNICEF

South Sudan

Off-Grid Guest House

Overlooking a ranch on the coast of California, the Off-Grid Guest House preserves the integrity of the natural surroundings with an integrated …

Architecture

Your Ultimate Guide To Boondocking Off-The-Grid

Boondocking, also known as dry camping, dispersed camping, or wild camping, is the art of staying in the wilderness without hookups or designated …

RVs

7 Ways To Harness Wind Power To Survive Off-Grid

Wind power is one of the most abundant, available and easy-to-use energy sources on earth.<p>People learned to harness wind power in ancient times; just …

Renewable Energy

Harness Hydroelectric Power for Off-Grid Energy - Renewable Energy

Hut-Topia: How to Create Sustainable Small Homes and Homesteads <i>by Christopher James Marshall, 2015, is a holistic DIY guide designed to help you</i> …

Sustainable Living

8 Ways To Generate Electricity At Home

Want to learn the different ways to generate electricity at home in case SHTF, and you can no longer rely on the power grid? If so, then you’re one …

Clean Energy

France co-funds R8.6m desalination plant in Western Cape

Cape Town - French Minister of State for Ecology Nicolas Hulot on Monday announced that Paris would co-fund the first solar-powered desalination …

Cape Town

Off-grid solar boosts income by 50% of household GDP in Africa – study

At a UN High-Level Forum on Sustainable Development Goals, global off-grid solar association, Gogla, released a new report evaluating the economic …

Self-sufficiency

UBC students design compostable toilet made of mushrooms

A team of arts and science students at the University of B.C. have designed a compostable toilet that can be built for less than $20.<p>The toilet is …

Wastewater

Let There Be More Than Light

PRAGUE – For the well-off in both rich and poor countries around the world, lives are enriched by plentiful access to energy that provides light, …

Self-sufficiency

India’s solar rooftop progress still dismal

Grid connected ground-mounted solar power fared better, with 1,215.57 MW installed against a target of 10,000 MW for this financial year. Off-grid PV …

India

Oceana builds plants for desalination

Oceana, Africa’s largest fishing company, has moved to establish water security through desalination plants at two of its factories on the West Coast.<p>…

Business (South Africa)

Senegal Solar Startup Attracts Investment From Impact Fund

Senegalese Solar Startup Attracts Investment From Francophone Social Impact Fund<p>Written by Peter Pedroncelli <br>Jul 16, 2018<p>Francophone social impact …

Startups

Hunter RMV 4X4 Camper

Many people don’t mind living their lives on the road. If you are after an off-grid life, the Hunter RMV should top your priority list. It is a …

Self-sufficiency

BNEF: Micro-grids could ‘leapfrog’ the grids for universal power supply

In the wake of the Sustainable Development Goal conference underway this week at UN headquarters in New York, Bloomberg NEF has released an analysis …

Renewable Energy

What I have learned about building a tech business in the last 15 years

Movile, one of the global leaders in mobile marketplaces, announces a new round of investment led by Naspers with participation …<p>Recent research by …

Financial Services

Glass elements dramatically open up a solar-powered Sydney home

In Sydney’s affluent suburb of Kirribilli, a contemporary solar-powered home stands out from its Victorian manor neighbors. Local design practice …

Architecture

A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget

Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.<p>Rated four stars in the Austin Energy Green Building program, there is no doubt this eco-friendly home in rural Texas offers a modern take on the farmhouse vernacular. Yet perhaps …

Architecture

8 solar gadgets that will help to reduce your energy bills

At any given moment, the Earth receives 174,000,000,000,000,000 watts of energy from the Sun. These solar gadgets can help you capture your fair …

Camping

Even Complaining About Bad Police Behavior Is Now A Crime In Many Places

Even questioning police can get you into trouble in many jurisdictions.Complaining about the police is apparently a crime in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. …

Crime

Getting Started: How Many Hens Are Right for You - Homesteading and Livestock

Elizabeth B. writes: I have always wanted backyard chickens after having a favorite hen as a child. How much space do you think I need minimum and …

Self-sufficiency

New Vancouver Art Gallery exhibit a D.I.Y. masterpiece

It's not everyday you go to the Vancouver Art Gallery to listen to some records.<p>But that's just what B.C. multimedia artist Kevin Schmidt wants you …

British Columbia

The luxurious Pohutukawa tiny home on wheels lets you live large in style

The notion of living large in small spaces is perfectly captured in the Pohutukawa, a tiny home on wheels that fits up to six people and boasts a …

Tiny House Movement

Cost-efficient modern farmhouse embraces sustainability

A model for future development<p>Off-grid homes usually run small, but as they say, everything is bigger in Texas—including this angular off-grid house situated in Hill Country.<p>Miró Rivera Architects designed the 5,100-square-foot partially off-grid home with environmental sustainability in mind. …

Architecture

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

1/19<p>M.A.Di Home is a beautiful flat-pack, foldable design that can be assembled in under a day<p>The M.A.Di Home is an ingenious a-frame home that can …

LED Lighting

Get off-the-grid in Patagonia with these pop-up camps

For those who want to get off-the-grid without giving up all their creature comforts, there are new pop-up glamping opportunities on the horizon in Chile.<p>Outpost are a series of pop-up camps located in the remote wilderness of different areas of the country. Bookings have just launched for the …

Travel