Real talk: Between diminishing stores and oil wars, fossil fuel-dependance is officially a bad deal. In the future, as these resources get scarcer, we're going to have to figure out how to live in a little more harmony with Mother Earth. Here are 21 houses that are already doing it right: eschewing the power grid for solar, wind, and geothermal energy sources.
The solar powered FabLab House, concept by the Instituto de Arquitectura Avanzada de Catalunya
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Why does the "Richard Carbonnier's tubular eco-house in Pond Inlet, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada" house have what is clearly power lines coming into it if it is "Off-the Grid". This article should be labeled "eco-homes" not "off-the grid" as some of these are clearly ON the grid.