Amidst a breathtaking panoramic view of Washington mountains, this 2,200-square-foot retreat is located in an area where 9,000-square-foot homes are the norm. Photo by Misha Gravenor.
This two-level Australian home is built to withstand the rugged coastal region's severe weather. Photo by Peter Hyatt.
On a 66-year lease in the middle of Navajo land, Architect Hank Louis designed this house to be completely off the grid. Photo by Daniel Hennessy.
Built for solitude, this 70-square-foot writer's retreat located in Oregon is totally off the grid. Photo by Gary Tarleton.
Located on a sparsely populated island in New Zealand, this home designed by Herbst Architects had no choice but to be off the grid. With no water, electricity or sewage facilities, all homes on Great Barrier Island have to be self-sufficient. Photo by Patrick Reynolds.
This 1,690-square-foot house stands out among the green landscape of the Havre-Aux-Maison, an island off the coast of Canada. Photo by Matthew Monteith.
In rural Ontario, a 925-square-foot home brings high-design to surrounding farms. The off-the-grid home features a 1.4-kW solar array and propane-powered in-floor radiant heating in order to eliminate any need to connect to public electricity. Photo by Derek Shapton.