Self-sufficiency

How to Plan an Off-the-Grid Trip to Japan

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across much of the world has given it the appeal of a safe haven, and before the 2020 …

Japan

Backup Power is the Beginning of Living Off Grid - Renewable Energy

In recent months, we have seen the plight of millions of families as they struggle to cope without the power grid and this is becoming much more …

Renewable Energy

This highly insulated modular home is completely self-sustaining

Going off grid isn’t just for solo meditative retreats—nowadays you can comfortably bring the whole family along. Australian firm Modscape recently …

Off-grid

Return of the Ranger

Undoubtedly you’ll have heard the good news, the Ranger is officially back, and the timing couldn’t be better. With mid-size truck sales up 83% since …

Trucks

Community-Scale Solar Is on the Fast Track to Grid Parity - Rocky Mountain Institute

January 16, 2018 | By<p>Will 2018 be the year when solar power reaches so-called grid parity, providing a cost of energy over its operating life that is …

Renewable Energy

SFC Energy Receives Additional Order for EMILY 2200 Fuel Cell Systems from German Armed Forces

• <b>German Bundeswehr buys EMILY 2200 fuel cell systems; total order amount: approx. EUR 0.86 million.</b>• <b><br>Systems already delivered in December 2017.</b>• <b><br>The</b> …

Energy

Shipping container-based tiny house can be towed or stowed

The Vista C is made from a standard metal shipping container measuring 20 ft (6 m)-long and 8 ft (2.4 m)-wide, and can come installed on a …

Off-grid

The Backup Weapon You Can Carry Where Guns Are Banned

Generally speaking, when we talk about carrying concealed, we’re talking about carrying a pistol. I’ve carried a pistol concealed for years, allowing …

Knives

M.A.D.I. – The Folding Living Unit Which Can Be Installed In Only 6 Hours

While it can be very exciting and wonderful to work on a long-term project and to see a house grow gradually over several months, sometimes such an …

Off-grid

Future floods will be in mind as California town rebuilds

Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito, California, rebuilds after deadly mudslides that devastated …

Business

Senegal:What Senegal Needs to Do to Close Its Energy Gap By 2030

Affordable and clean energy is the foundation for many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Modern energy, like electricity and …

Renewable Energy

How to deactivate your Facebook account

Social media connects us to our friends and family, but it can also send us into a spiral of comparisons and judgement.<p>A lot of people have chosen to …

Facebook

Fear the Walking Dead season 4gets premiere date

The only thing to fear about season 4 of <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i> is not having a premiere date, and AMC is about to assuage that.<p>The network announced …

Celebrity News

Watch this timelapse of a guy single-handedly building a log cabin the woods

Well, this is damn impressive. Outdoorsman Shawn James built a log cabin in the Canadian woods all by himself -- without power tools --<br>and created …

Cabins

Timelapse of a dude building a log cabin by hand is oddly satisfying

Ever want to build yourself a nice cabin in the woods? Outdoorsman Shawn James can help you out.<p>Using basic tools and the power of his own body, …

Cabins

Genetically engineered algae could bring off-grid solar power to rural Africa

From making eco-friendly shoes to creating a new type of biofuel, algae turns out to be a pretty darn versatile material. Researchers at the U.K.’s …

Clean Energy

Site Renewables in 2018: Key Lessons Learned from the First 1 GW Installed - Rocky Mountain Institute

January 11, 2018 | By<p>As of 2016, approximately 1 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity has been installed on mine sites globally, and current …

Renewable Energy

Former Tinder Employees Launch Professional Networking App

Plus, Ring acquires a smart LED light company and Quartet Healthcare raises 40 million in a series C round.<p>The connected home security startup, Ring, has acquired Mr. Beams. Mr. Beams is a company that makes off-grid LED lights. Mr. Beams' smart lights will now be used in Ring's outdoor security …

Startups

This solar startup wants to help you and your business kick the water bottle habit

<i>This is the latest in a regular series exploring early-stage technologies and scientific developments that could play a role in corporate solutions</i> …

Sustainable Business

Hyundai’s Nexo hydrogen crossover can power appliances, give plants a drink

The big news from Hyundai at CES 2018 is the Nexo, a hydrogen-powered crossover that boasts brand-new technology and an eye-catching design of its …

Gear & Gadgets

Western Washington cabins: The cheapest (and most expensive) areas to buy

San Juan cabins don’t come cheap<p>Whether Seattleites are enjoying cuddle-by-the-fire weather or daydreaming about summer right now, cabin ownership is a dream for many an outdoorsy citizen. But owning one house already seems so out-of-reach for many, much less a getaway spot.<p>Real estate listing site …

Cabins

The All-Terrain Onewheel+ XR Electric Skateboard Goes Up To 18 Miles Per Charge

Of all the electric skateboards on the market right now, the self-balancing Onewheel (and its variations therein) has always been one of the most …

Off-grid

7 Free Cabin Plans for the Ultimate DIYer

Use one of the free cabin plans below to build the cabin of your dreams that you and your family can enjoy on vacation, the weekends, or even as a …

Cabins

Organic & off-grid: the quarter-acre dream like you've never seen it before

Pakaraka Permaculture in Thames is an off-grid and organic vegetable farm.<p>If you've wined and dined at some of Auckland's top restaurants or cafes in …

Gardening

7 Simple Ways To Add Humidity To Wood-Burning Homes

Image source: Northline ExpressI have a cabin in Michigan that’s heated with two wood-burning stoves. A wood-burning cookstove in the kitchen and a …

Off-grid

Will Home Security Systems Work When The Grid’s Down?

Defending your home can be a complex task, and one that we need to simplify as much as possible.What makes it complex, more than anything else, is …

Off-grid

Copia Luxury Eco Cabins

Occupying a hillside on a South African farm, the Copia Luxury Eco Cabins is recycling at its finest. The two rentals are housed in a pair of old …

Shopping

KHNL : 31% of Hawaii families don't earn enough to cover basic needs: study

Hawaii News<p>Local News<p>31% of Hawaii families don't earn enough to cover basic needs: study<p>Posted: 01/03/2018 4:30 PM<p>HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A …

Simple Living

How to build a primitive campsite from scratch; video

<i>This story was originally published on OFFGRID. Words by Patrick McCarthy.</i><p>We've been following Primitive Technology for some time now, and watching …

Off-grid

Add Thermal Mass Materials to Your Off-Grid Greenhouse - DIY

All greenhouses use the sun for heat during the day. At night, most greenhouses quickly lose that heat because of the poor insulating quality of …

Sustainable Living