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Hybrid Technologies has almost finished building what it calls the Hybrid Living Home, a concept house that shows off hundreds of energy-saving and smart-home features. Using wind turbines, solar energy, earth tubes and high-tech electrical storage, the house is designed to be completely self-sufficient, achieving that holy grail that's known as being off the grid. Hybrid Technologies is a company that develops a lithium battery-powered vehicle, and this house is designed to be compatible with that, too. Wouldn't it be great to give the finger to the electric company and all those other bloodsucking utility monopolies? But what about Internet access?

Hybrid Living Home Almost Complete [treehugger]