The Off-Grid-It House Brings In The Light!
I am always amazed at the way some homes manage to blend in and become one with their surroundings, designed with little environmental impact on the environment, and built to the most environmentally efficient standards. "The Off-Grid-It House Brings In The Light!", is a prime example of low impact design, before and after being built.
This vacation home located in Pioneertown, California, USA, is designed by Tallman Koch Architects. Inside you will find two bedrooms, one bathroom and a living area combined with a kitchen area, the exterior is surrounded by a vast beautiful rocky landscape. The off grid design, small house with glass walls and an open floor plan, so as to maximize the relationship between the user and the surrounding landscape while minimizing the homes impact on the sensitive site conditions. Inside there is passive heating and cooling, radiant floor heating, hi efficacy appliances, and equipment, solar photovoltaic and thermal panels. There are plenty of photographs on the website, this home blends in beautifully with its environment, in this modern and simple design.
Off Grid Quest is an excellent resource for you off grid questions and curiosities, some of the things you will find include; energy information such as does your wood stove make electricity too, powered by a green roof really plant power is here; permaculture info, such as how to build floating island naturally; rainwater harvesting with rainwater collection home made 220 gallon rain barrel collection system for $150; survival with gas less chain saw, lifesaver bottle will save millions of lives with sterile drinking water; tips and tricks, with more than 800 goats to mow the lawn. On the site there are plenty of interesting articles to take a glance at.
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