The Box House, An Off-Grid Cabin In Australia
"The Box House, An Off-Grid Cabin In Australia," is a basic tiny cabin in the Australian bush hundreds of milessouth of Sydney. Its owners started out by camping on the property, but wanted a shelter that was a step up from tenting.
The tiny house is designed by architect Nicholas Murcutt, who is one of the founding partners of Neeson Murcutt Architects. The small cabin looks like a timber barn built with a modernist cube shape. The Box House is a simple wooden box raised slightly on concrete piers. The north wall of the tiny house is fully glazed, and likely required some clever structural engineering, while the other sides of the tiny house are mostly solid with just a few small windows covered by wooden shutters matching the Eucalyptus siding. The cabin has a 388 square foot main floor plus a loft that is somewhat less than half that size. The walls of this tiny house have no insulation or inside finish, leaving the spotted gum framing on view.
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The term off grid living refers to not being connected to a grid, mainly used in terms of not being connected to the main or national electrical grid. In electricity, off grid can be stand alone power system or mini grids typically to provide a smaller community with electricity. Off grid electrification is an approach to access electricity used in some countries and areas that have little access to electricity, due to scattered or distant populations. The term off the grid can refer to living in a self sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities. Off the grid homes are autonomous, they do not rely on municipal water supply systems, sewer, natural gas, electrical power grid, or similar utility services. A true off grid home is able to operate completely independent of all traditional public utility services. On site water sources can include a well, stream, or lake. Depending on the water source, this may include pumps and/or filtration. Rainwater can also be harvested. Electrical power can be generated on site with renewable energy sources such as solar power, wind, micro hydro, geothermal with a generator or Micro combined heat and power with adequate fuel reserves.
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