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Midwestern U.S. Homes


Home is where the bunker, train or container is
(The (UAE) National Conversation, August 23, 2011)


Off-grid living: Is creating electricity at home worth the startup cost?
(Charleston Journal Gazette and Times-Courier, IL, June 9, 2007)


Practicing the permaculture he preaches
(Kansas City Star, September 30, 2011)

Living simple life takes work
(Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal, Jan. 16, 2005)


Off the grid: NE Iowans becoming energy independent
(Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, October 26, 2008)

Renewable energy sources to be featured in Saturday open house
(Spencer (Ia.) Daily Reporter, May 2, 2008)

Eco-friendly Iowans thrive off the grid
(Des Moines Register, Jan. 21, 2007)

Community in northeast Iowa is energy self-sufficient
(Mason City (IA) Globe-Gazette, Jan. 16, 2005)


videoOff The Grid in Kansas In A Straw Bale House III
(YouTube, July 2012)

The eco experience
(Hutchinson News, May 7, 2011)

Straw Bale House on the Prairie
excerpt from The Hybrid House
(Mother Earth News, Sept. 30, 2010)

Studio 804 builds first LEED platinum house in KC
(The KU Daily Kansan, Jan. 21, 2010)

Studio 804 residence in Kansas City earns LEED Platinum status
(KU News Release, Jan. 19, 2010)

KCK house goes off the grid
(Kansas City Star, May 15, 2009)

Green house: Students aim to meet LEED Platinum standards with eco-friendly house
(ink (KC), May 13, 2009)

Greensburg Kansas Special Section

Living off the grid
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Feb. 27, 2006)
(Registration required)

Gridless Urban House Project - Urban Kansas Home that is off the grid
(Web-site sponsored by KCC Energy Program

Area couple has their own energy island
(Colby Free Press, December 2, 2002)

The simple life - off grid
(Hays Daily News, November 30, 2002)

Living off-grid explained
(Hays Daily News, November 30, 2002)


Troy's celebrated solar house left in dark
(Detroit News, May 15, 2009)

Bangor couple's 'off-grid' home allows living lightly on the land
(Kalamazoo Gazette, April 22, 2007)

HOME SOLAR SYSTEM: Active, passive energy run Dexter Twp. house
(Detroit Free Press, October 1, 2006)


Going Off the Grid
(Houston County (MN) News, June 18, 2014)

Winona County couple’s off-the-grid house featured in solar home tour
(Winona Daily News, October 5, 2012)

Living simply off the grid
SS(Minneapolis Star-Tribune, July 7, 2007)

Two views -- living lightly on the land
(YourHub.com, June 14, 2007)

Building a new life — and taking it off the grid
(Preston (MN) Republican-Leader, Feb. 23, 2006)
Project web-site

'Off the grid' a way of life at Sawbill Outfitters
(Cook County (MN) News-Herald, April 15, 2005)


At Missouri church, green movement gathers steam
(Kansas City Star, June 6, 2006)
(Registration Required to view)

Choosing a Great Life
(Mother Earth News, Issue #194, Oct./Nov. 2002)

Schafer Farms Natural Meats
(Company Web-site - Same couple featured in above article - see "About Us")


The simple life: Vietnam vet hopes to build an off-the-grid farming community in Hillsboro
(La Crosse Tribune, January 11, 2009)

Energy-efficient house moves off utility grid
(Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette, Oct. 18, 2006)

Energy-efficient house moves off utility grid
(Oshkosh (WI) Northwestern, Oct. 18, 2006)

A powerful feeling
(Wisconsin State Journal - Madison, Oct. 4, 2006)

Power From Above: Home Solar Installation One Of Area's Largest Ever
(Madison (Wis.) Capital Times, Sept. 24, 2005)

Wind power’s potential kicks up growing interest
(Green Bay (WI) Press-Gazette, Feb. 13, 2005)

Low-impact living
Family chooses to live close to the earth
(Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Feb. 14, 2004)

Kennan couple builds energy-efficient home
Is only Price County structure featured Oct.4 in state tour of solar buildings
(The Phillips (Wis.) Bee, October 2, 2003)

French Island family is solar powered
(La Crosse (Wis.) Tribune, May 26, 2003)

Living Off the Grid
(Shepherd Express, Milwaukee, Wis., November 22, 2001)

Feeling empowered
(Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, July 29, 2001)

Eastern U.S. homes


Love of nature luring people to energy-efficient lifestyle in Blount County
(Birmingham (AL) Post-Herald, Sept. 29, 2004)


Here Comes The Sun
(The New London Day, March 8, 2009)

Going green: Design movement growing to build environmentally friendly buildings
(Danbury (CT) News-Times, Feb. 4, 2007)


Living 'Off-the-grid' (JPG 1.4 MB)
(Navarre (Fla.) Press, October 14, 2010)

Deerfield couple's solar panels take them 'off the grid'
(South Florida Sun-Sentinel, November 20, 2009)

Couple Learns to Live Off the Electrical Grid
(Orlando Sentinel, November 1, 2009)

One man's fight to become free of FPL
(Miami Herald, August 27, 2006)

Soaking up the rays
(Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, Oct. 1, 2005)


Rainbarrels took brewery off the grid
(Mother Nature Network, Nov. 18, 2009)

Zero energy' homes are builder's pride
(Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 15, 2002)
Reprinted on Southface Energy Institute web-site.

Private power to the people
(Atlanta Business Chronicle, March 16, 2001)

Solar-powered house makes light of utility bills
(CNN.com, April 28, 1996)


No power line? No gas line? No problem for this off-the-grid couple
(Catholic News Service, November 18, 2008)

Recipe for a Solar Office: 1 Part Solar 5 Parts Load Reduction
Preview of subscription article from Homepower magazine, Oct./Nov. 2003

John F. Robbins solar home design
Personal Web-site, related to above article


 'Green' system keeps costs low
(Opelousas (LA) Daily World, Dec. 16, 2004)


Off the Grid With Solar Power
(Mother Earth News, Nov. 25, 2013)

Living off the grid
(Kennebec Journal, Sept. 19, 2011)

Took a lot of work, planning, but farm (mostly) goes off the grid
(Kennebec Journal Morning Sentinel, Oct. 19, 2008)

Living off-grid: 1,000 Maine families forgo electric bills for lifestyles from simple to pampered
(Bangor Daily News, October 9, 2008)

Living off electric-power grid sates urge for self-sufficiency
(Seattle Times, March 7, 2005)

Living the good life — on their own terms
(Brunswick (ME) Times Record News, Dec. 2, 2004)

Monaco Leads the Way Off the Grid
(Lincoln County (ME) News, Sept. 1, 2004)

Off the Grid
(The Swarthmore College Bulletin, March 1998)


Md. Couple Basks In Savings From A 19-Year-Old Solar System
(Washington Post, March 12, 2009)

Keedysville couple living off the grid
(Hagerstown Herald-Mail, Jan. 25, 2009)

Sun, wind, corn pare utility bills
(The Baltimore Sun, December 21, 2003)


Fairhaven family goes off the grid
(New Bedford Standard-Times, Nov. 13, 2009)

Cadets Go off the Grid
(Building Design and Construction, August 14, 2009)

The Zero-Energy Home Challenge
(Solar Today, Nov./Dec. 2008, p. 26)

Off the grid - Local man generates his own electricity
(Berkshire (MA) Eagle, October 7, 2006)

Vineyard Unplugged - Living off the grid
(The Martha's Vineyards Times, April 27, 2006)

Green Homes Open Houses Saturday
Cape Cod Area Participates in Green Buildings Open House
(Cape Cod Today, Sept. 27, 2005)

New Hampshire

N.H. nursing home operates entirely off the grid
(Bangor Daily News, May 10, 2011)

Living Off the Grid in Thornton
audio (New Hampshire Public Radio, February 15, 2008)

Sun can power homes, empower owners
(Portsmouth (NH) Herald, Feb. 11, 2007)

My turn: Being green is easier than it might seem
(Concord (NH) Monitor, September 27, 2006)

Beyond the Grid
(New Hampshire Magazine, May 19, 2006)

Not as off-the-grid as you you'd think
(Foster's Daily Democrat, Nov. 28, 2004)

New Jersey

GreenSpace: Homeowner is off the grid - and feeling quite empowered
(Philadelphia Inquirer, February 4, 2013)

New York

Artists find barge-turned-Waterpod living a rough sea ride
(New York Daily News, July 28, 2009)

Couple's furnace offers double service: Heating home, cooking pizza
(Elmira (NY) Star-Gazette, Jan. 16, 2006)

Students Build Solar House
(Cornell (NY) Daily Sun, Oct. 13, 2005)

It's nice being green off the grid
(Albany (NY) Times-Union, Sept. 30, 2005)

Home, home off the grid
(Poughkeepsie (NY) Journal, Oct. 15, 2004)
(Available in newspaper archives - Purchase required to view)

A few cut the cord and live off the grid
(Albany (NY) Times-Union, Aug. 17, 2003)

Power Switch
(Ithaca (NY) Times, April 23, 2003)

Even under clouds, solar power shines
(Buffalo (NY) News, April 29, 2002)

Life off electric grid computes: Family in New York survives without energy dependence
(Salina Journal, August 14, 2001)

North Carolina

Mike Carrick Lives 'Off The Grid' - Brevard NC
(Transylvania Times, November 18, 2013)

Student lives in teepee, practices sustainability
(The Appalachian State University Appalachian, November 6, 2008)

New home built completely 'green'
(Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, March 29, 2007)

Another Way
(Washington Post Magazine, Nov. 19, 2006)
(Registration Required)

Chris Carter - Off the power grid completely
(Raleigh News-Observer, October 8, 2006)

New homeowner moves into North Carolina’s first Zero Energy Home
(Appalachian State University News, September 28, 2006)

Off the grid
(The (NC) Independent Weekly, July 20, 2006)

Off-the-grid living in 21st century
(Earth & Sky Radio Series, July 19, 2006)

Powerful attraction
(Greensboro (NC) News-Record, Feb. 4, 2005)

Off the grid provides powerful living
(Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, April 9, 2003)

Going Off The Grid
(The Boone (NC) Mountain Times, June 6, 2002)

Some fight pollution by dropping off the grid
(Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times, Sept. 5, 2001)
(Available in newspaper archives - Purchase required to view)


Sunny outlook for solar-generated electricity
(Pittston (PA) Dispatch, March 7, 2011)

video VIDEO: Company goes off the grid
(The North Penn Reporter, Nov. 16, 2009)

Living Off the Grid
audio(The Allegheny Front, October 25, 2006)

Power for the people
(Allentown (PA) Morning Call, Sept. 24, 2006)

Living off the grid might be free, but it's not easy
(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 28, 2006)

Modern-day homesteader leads 'green' life on University Park campus
(Penn State Live, Feb. 23, 2006)

Sustainablity advocates focus on life off the grid
((State College, Penn.) Centre Daily Times, Oct. 3, 2005)

Graduate 'sustains' home on PSU campus
(The Penn State Collegian, Dec. 10, 2004)

Rhode Island

 video Home Sweet Rock
(Boston Globe, July 28, 2009)

South Carolina

House in the Colleton County woods is all green
(The (Columbia, SC) State, September 3, 2006)

Life in the woods - unplugged
(The (Charleston, SC) Post & Courier, September 2, 2006)


Family tries living 'off the grid'
(The Clarksville (TN) Leaf-Chronicle, May 26, 2009)

Little Solar Houses for You and Me
Working to develop the Volkswagen of solar homes
(Grist Magazine, October 7, 2003)


Roberts: Net zero families find energy savings off the grid
(VTDigger.org, Sept. 18, 2011)

Big dreams come in tiny houses
(Burlington Free Press, March 7, 2009)

Energy Family - Power Pioneers: Part IV
(Popular Mechanics, January 2007)

Energy Family - Sun Showers: Part III
(Popular Mechanics, June 2006)

Off the grid or on, solar and wind power gain
(USA Today, April 12, 2006)

Energy Family - Cold Comfort, Part II
(Popular Mechanics, March 2006)

Energy Family - Living Unplugged, Part I
(Popular Mechanics, December 2005)

Solar Home Project: Blog
(Popular Mechanics, 2005-2006 (on-going))

Green Buildings Tour opens eyes to energy options
(Rutland (VT) Herald, Oct. 3, 2005)

Omega launches green campus
(Rutland (VT) Herald, Sept. 17, 2005)

Company opens new eco-friendly `campus'
(Boston Globe, Sept. 17, 2005)

Going green and off the grid in style
(Brattleboro (VT) Reformer, April 10, 2004)


Earthship homes: Living off the grid
(Louisville Courier-Journal, June 8, 2013)

Local family is living "off the grid" on Bent Mountain
(WDBJ, Channel 7 (Roanoke, VA), Nov. 24, 2010)

Builder goes boldly into solar power
(Loudon (VA) Times-Mirror, January 9, 2007)

Architecture students, faculty build solar house
(Virginia Tech Collegiate Times, Sept. 27, 2005)

West Virginia

Storm No Problem For Houses "Off The Grid"
(Public News Service (Boulder, Col.), Jan. 13, 2010)

A model home for the future
(Martinsburg (WV) Journal, August 28, 2006)

Western U.S. Homes


Living off the grid in Homer
(Homer (AK) Tribune, Aug. 12, 2009)


It's not just a statement, it's survival
(Arizona Republic, February 8, 2008)

East Phoenix couple live 'off the grid'
(East Valley (AZ) Tribune, Nov. 25, 2005)
(Archived - Purchase required to view)

East Phoenix couple live 'off the grid'
(KVOA - Tucson, Nov. 24, 2005)

Water in the Desert
(Mother Earth News, June/July 2004)

Home Alone--Living Off the Grid
(Home Energy Magazine Online, June 1993)


Power to the people
(San Diego Union-Tribune, March 31, 2009)

Philo Ridge Vineyards: Off the grid and loving it
(Ukiah Daily Journal, March 31, 2009)

Earth-friendly house in works
(San Diego Union-Tribune, March 9, 2009)

Some mountain residents seek solace ‘off the grid’
(Scotts Valley Press Banner, March 6, 2009)

videoFitting into a Mountain Environment
(Solar Today, Nov./Dec. 2008, p. 34)

Winds of Change To Blow In Marin County?
(Marin County Coastal Post, June 2007)

Off the grid spa
(San Francisco Chronicle, March 29, 2007)

O, pioneers in Pasadena
(Los Angeles Times, January 25, 2007)

Natural resources a natural way for some to save
(Amador Ledger Dispatch (Jackson, CA), October 18, 2006)

Wind turbine adds to off-the-grid living
(Mount Shasta Herald, October 11, 2006)

Foothill publisher-historian and wife have long lived 'off the grid'
(Sacramento Bee, July 6, 2006)

Central Valley dairy farmer shows UN delegates how he got off the grid
((Stockton, CA) Central Valley Business Times, June 26, 2006)

Farm bursts with options
(The (Grass Valley, Cal.) Union, May 13, 2006)

Land trust to establish 'off-the-grid' nature center
(Contra Costa Times, May 10, 2006)

Venturing off the grid
(San Francisco Chronicle, February 21, 2006)

Local businesses light up on solar energy
(San Francisco Guardian, January 25, 2006)

Sun-fueled apartment complex is completed
(Pajaro Valley (CA) Register-Pajaronian, Feb. 27, 2005)

Power at Thunderhawk Ranch
(Mother Earth News, June/July 1998)

Solar power is a smart investment
(Tulare (CA) Advance-Register, Sept. 30, 2004)

California Office Building Named Greenest in U.S.
(National Geographic News, May 24, 2004)

Greenest of Them All - Audubon Nature Center is Certified as Nation's Most Environmentally Friendly Building
(Environmental News Network, Jan. 13, 2004)

Get bright ideas about solar power on tour
(Alameda Times-Star, October 13, 2003)

Time to Escape From the Grid?
(Wired.com, August 19, 2003)

It's almost always greener living off the energy grid
(San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 16, 2002)

Solar: A costly route to energy autonomy
(Riverside Press-Enterprise, May 13, 2001)

Living off the grid
(Palo Alto on-line, February 21, 2001)

Living On And Off The Grid
(Lassen County News, February 15, 2001)

Batteries included: Enclave of adventurous families takes advantage of solar power, but it's hardly free
(San Diego Union-Tribune, Feb. 4, 2001)

Home-Grown Energy's Time to Shine
(New York Times, January 24, 2001)
Reprinted at a personal web-site.


Architect builds his dream eco-house on back of Aspen Mountain
(The Aspen Times, September 7, 2009)

videoTouring the ultimate 'green' house
(CNET, June 23, 2009)

Houses move off grid, into mainstream
(Denver Post, May 10, 2009)

Back to the Future
(Solar Today, March 2009, p. 34)

earth, wind and sun
(Rocky Mountain News, June 23, 2007)

Energy matters: Living off the grid
(YourHub.com, March 12, 2007)

Green house raises questions about 'sustainable'
(Aspen (CO) Daily News, Feb. 4, 2007)

Energy conscious family relies on solar power to light their home
((Frisco, Co.) Summit Daily News, Oct. 29, 2006)

Household enjoys sun power
(Cortez Journal, August 26, 2006)

Living off the grid charges up writer
(Denver Post, May 4, 2005)

Day in the sun: 26 homes celebrated in annual Tour of Solar Homes
(Boulder County Daily Camera, Oct. 1, 2004)

A Simple Solar Solution
(Mother Earth News, Aug./Sept. 2003)

Wind and sun power homes, generate zero energy bills
(North Forty News (LaPorte, CO) , July 2003)

Local couple explain wind, sun energy
(North Forty News, July 2003)

The house of the rising sun
(Rocky Mountain News, May 30, 2003)

Canyon dream home hums without access to power-plant lines
(Denver Post, May 25, 2003)

Where the rubber meets the roof (Earthship home)
(Colorado Springs Gazette, July 27, 2001)


Modern off-the-grid lifestyle
(Lahaina News, Sept. 15, 2011)

Solar makes sense on 'island in the sun'
(Kauai Garden Island, July 2, 2007)


Under the sun and off the grid
(The Idaho Mountain Express, July 12, 2006)


Evangelists for local food
(Christian Science Monitor, January 5, 2009)

Solar independence
(The Helena Independent Record, August 30, 2006)

Off the grid, on the green: Event to showcase Earth-friendly buildings, materials
(The Missoula Missoulian, June 8, 2006)

Self-Empowered: Couple rely on sun, wind, ingenuity
(Billings (MT) Gazette, Dec. 4, 2004)

Empowered: Family embraces challenge of life off the grid
(Ravalli Republic, March 17, 2004)

Behold the power of the wind
(The Montana Standard, Butte, MT, May 31, 2002)

Power play: NCAT helps tap wind resources
(The Montana Standard, Butte, MT, February 4, 2002)

Walking the Walk: Pair strives to live lightly, help others do same
(The Montana Standard, Butte, MT, November 23, 2001)

Solar independence
(The Helena Independent Record, March 25, 2001)

Self-built home demonstrates green living
(The Missoula Missoulian, June 10, 2000)


Off The Grid
(Popular Mechanics, March 2005)

Finding yourself lost at the Lost Trail Lodge
(N. Lake Tahoe (NV) Bonanza, Jan. 6, 2005)

Eco nest - Light straw clay home blends nature and art
(Nevada County (CA) Union, July 6, 2004)

Solar power beats the heat, high bills
(Pahrump Valley (NV) Times, April 28, 2004)

Harnessing the sun: Home draws comfort from earth and sky
(The Gardnerville (NV) Record Courier, September 19, 2003)

New Mexico

Their View: Getting off the grid in southern New Mexico
(Las Cruces (NM) Sun-News, August 23, 2011)

You May See Trash, But Owners Call It Home
(East Mountain Telegraph, Jan. 1, 2009)

Living Green In Earthships
(CBS News, October 9, 2008)

Off the grid: Rural New Mexico family lives with city comforts without help from PNM
(Santa Fe New Mexican, April 21, 2008)

Earthships: Live off the grid
(USA Today, August 8, 2007)

Keith Thompson: Totally Off The Grid
video(PodTech, May 22, 2007)

Harnessing hydrogen to fuel the future
(The Santa Fe New Mexican, Feb. 15, 2005)

Off the grid, out of sight
(Albuquerque (NM) Tribune, Jan. 14, 2005)

Cheap rural land lures Californians with homesteading spirit
(North County (CA) Times, Nov. 14, 2004)

New Mexico lures Californians with cheap rural land
(Amarillo (TX) Globe-News, Sept. 26, 2004)

Living 'Off the Grid'
(Mountain View Journal, December 16, 1999)

One county’s misgivings over not-so-ordinary housing
(High Country News, September 1, 1997)


NEW  Mulvane family leaves Kansas to live off the grid
(Lawrence Journal-World, November 22, 2014)

Off-the-grid living
(The Buffalo (NY) News, June 24, 2007)

Living off the grid: Soaking up the sun
(Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, May 19, 2007)

Oregon community opts off the grid
(Seattle Times, September 11, 2006)

No electricity, no problem
(Bend (OR) Bulletin, September 4, 2006)

Living on 'green energy'
(Medford (OR) Mail Tribune, Oct. 2, 2004)

South Dakota

Hills couple gives up the grid
(Rapid City (SD) Journal, August 7, 2004)


Going off the grid
(The Malaysia Star, Oct. 14, 2013)

North Texans learning to live off the grid
(Killeen Daily Herald, Oct. 5, 2013)

Oil crisis ahead? 'Peakniks' build for future
(Austin American-Statesman, Feb. 10, 2008)

Meanwhile, back at the Bush ranch
(Off-grid.com, February 18, 2007)

More consumers turn to wind, solar power
(Galveston Daily News, September 17, 2006)

Opinion: How to live off, and on, the grid in America
((Tucson) Arizona Daily Star, Jan. 17, 2006)

Completely Off the Grid
(Environmental Design and Construction Magazine, January 25, 2001)


Roy man's off-the-grid home stands out in contest
(Salt Lake Tribune, Feb. 5, 2009)

Alternative energy not just for greens anymore
(Salt Lake Tribune, August 4, 2003)

USU student living 'off the grid' misses toasted bagels, but not utility bills
(Hard News Cafe, Utah State University, November 29, 2001)


4 People Who Are Doing it: Living Greener, Off-the-Grid
(Oneonta (NY) Daily Star, December 21, 2012)

Ellis County couple chooses eco-friendly prefab vacation home
(Dallas Morning News, January 4, 2009)

Castle Rock artist enjoys 'earth-friendly' lifestyle
(Longview (WA) Daily News, Jan. 9, 2007)

Living the green lifestyle
(North Kitsap (Wash.) Herald, March 25, 2006)

Getting their power from the sun
(Skagit Valley (Wash.) Herald, Sept. 29, 2005)

(Mother Earth News, Issue #186, June/July 2001)

Solar power advocate Mike Nelson exhibits tireless energy
(Puget Sound Business Journal, November 19, 2001)

Opinion: Brave new backyard
(Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA, February 5, 2001)


Sun, wind power carpenter's life
(Casper Star-Tribune, November 27, 2005)

Group hears of solar success
((Cheyenne) Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Sept. 13, 2005)

Getting off the grid
(Casper Star-Tribune, August 17, 2003)

Cowboy Enterprise: Getting off the grid
(Casper Star-Tribune, September 15, 2001)


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energyNow! Presents: Living Off The Grid
(EnergyNow!, August 19, 2011)

Living off grid is lifestyle choice with many benefits
(Smiths Falls EMC, May 26, 2011)

Solar power gets laundry done
(Moncton (N.B.) Times & Transcript, May 14, 2011)

Living off the grid affordable, comfortable
(New Brunswick Business Journal, May 11, 2011)

Living large off the grid
(Montreal Gazette, Nov. 17, 2009)

A 100 Mile House, but not in the Cariboo
(Vancouver Sun, August 13, 2009)

More Ontarians Getting Off The Grid
(Toronto (Ont.) City News, May 18, 2009)

A blow dryer could heat Braden 'gadgetry' home
(Ancaster (Ont.) News, Feb. 6, 2009)

Family off the grid, on the bio-diesel
(Belleville (Ont.) Intelligencer, Feb. 6, 2009)

Off the Grid
(Huronia Business Times, Jan. 26, 2009)

Living off grid, easier than ever
(The (BC) Interior News, Dec. 31, 2008)

Solar-powered home ‘off the grid’
(Midland (Ont.) Mirror, October 16, 2008)

Irresidence: Off grid Downloadable Design
(TreeHugger.com, May 11, 2007)

House so green roof would need mowing
(Winnipeg Sun, April 23, 2007)

Off the grid - Fenwick’s Neil Ripley charged up by Ma Nature
(Amherst (NS) Daily News, March 30, 2007)

Getting off the grid
(Victoria Times Colonist, March 21, 2007)

Homeowners look to go off electrical grid
(Business Edge (Toronto, ON), January 12, 2007)

Live off the grid with wind power
(Canada.com (Don Mills, ON), September 7, 2006)

Energy heroes in our midst
(Caledon (ON) Citizen, May 24, 2006)

Solar and wind power works - Local man worry-free
(The (Grand Bend, ON) Lakeshore Advance, April 19, 2006)

Survivorman: 'I am really alone'
(Toronto Star, March 7, 2006)

Mother Nature leaves Green candidate in the dark
(CBC News, Jan. 17, 2006)

Cottage in a box: Modernist pre-fab cabin heading for Canadian hills
(Toronto Globe and Mail, Sept. 17, 2005)

Taking pressure off the grid by installing green power in their homes
(Parry Sound (ON) North Star, May 5, 2004)

Our Handmade Home: We cut our own lumber and built our off-the-grid home for only $5,000
(Mother Earth News, Feb./March 1994)

In Telkwa, Surviving Off the Grid
(The Tyee (B.C.), February 6, 2004)


Non-U.S. Homes


A perfect fit
(Sydney Morning Herald, June 22, 2006)

Costa Rica

True Self-Sufficiency: Closing the Loop at Rancho Margot
(Care2.com, Sept. 13, 2011)

Great Britain

Home Grown Home: A Straw Bale Off Grid Double-Wide
(TreeHugger.com, June 21, 2007)

Off The Grid And All The Comforts Of Home
(Green Building Press, March 16, 2006)


Off the grid - St Mary man turns to wind energy
(Jamaica Observer, Oct. 26, 2011)

New Zealand

Off-the-Grid Home Breeds Quality of Life, Environmental Resilience
(The Hot Springs (.com), July 26, 2009)

Couple builds eco-friendly house off the grid
(TV 3 News, Christchurch, NZ, May 18, 2009)

Harmony off the grid
(Hawkes Bay (NZ) Today, August 3, 2006)

South Africa

Solar Power Is Reaching Where Wires Can't
(New York Times, September 9, 2001)
Archived at Solar Electric Light Fund web-site

General Stories

Is Living Off the Grid Right For You?
(TreeHugger.com, April 8, 2008)

Hybrid Living Home Almost Complete
(Treehugger.com, March 1, 2006)

Editorial: A chance to take advantage of sunshine
(Great Falls (MT) Tribune, April 16, 2004)

Solar electric systems can provide reliable power
(Sebastian (FL) Sun, October 17, 2003)

Trapped Inside the Grid
(Metropolis Magazine, October 2003)

Companies and homeowners leave the power grid
(Wichita Falls (TX) Times Record News, Aug. 21, 2003)

Blackouts will lead consumer charge for energy alternatives, say power experts
(Canadian Press, August 17, 2003)

Living off the grid, Part IV: Catching the Wind
(Mother Earth News, Oct./Nov. 1994)

Living off the Grid, Part III: A New Era in Home-Owner Hydro
(Mother Earth News, April/May 1994)

Living off the Grid, Part II: Northern Exposure
(Mother Earth News, Feb./March 1994)

Living Off the Grid: 1994 Guide to Solar Power for Home Owners
(Mother Earth News, Dec./Jan. 1994)

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