I don't think I can ever get bored of looking at original homes, cabins, small homes, tiny homes, container homes, prefabricated homes and rustic cabins, there are just so many designs and styles of homes to inspire me endlessly. I can't help myself when I see a "Unique Off Grid House On a Hill", it makes me want to look further into off grid lifestyles and homes
Living off grid is becoming a more popular choice for many people, it is a way to get out from under the constant pressure of power, water, gas and telephone bills by producing your own sustainable energy, reducing your carbon footprint and reliance on fossil fuels. The grid is just the common name for the power grid, the system which links electricity to the masses. Through this we receive electricity, natural gas, water and phone. In the city we are also connected to city water and sewage.
Some people choose to supply their own electricity source while still staying on the city's sewage and water line, while others choose to go off grid completely by digging their own wells, or using cistern system to supply water. The number of people going off grid continues to rise, with many homes using solar and wind energy as their off grid source. Not only does it relieve the constant pressure of monthly bills and rising costs, but it is rewarding to live a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way.There are so many excellent resources to research alternative energy sources and the off grid choices available and the lifestyle. There is so much to know and learn if the off grid lifestyle is something you are considering. Many people who have off grid energy resources such as solar and wind energy also have backup generators that can be used in the case of not enough sun or not enough wind. There is also passive solar construction, that uses wind, sun and the natural surrounding of your structure to heat and cool the home. You can also block and remove heat, by using simple techniques such as using shade from trees, dark exterior paint, and of course insulation.
There is definitely a lot to learn when it comes to going off grid, but it's an interesting subject and certainly one to consider for your future building or home plans.To read more about this subject, visit the website link below to the "Off Grid Kindred" website.