Monday, November 2, 2015

The Advantages of Living Off-The-Grid

Off-the-grid lifestyle

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A frame of a house that supports an off-the-grid lifestyle. (Photo Credits)

More and more people are getting curious about the off-the-grid lifestyle. For sure it would not be a super convenient lifestyle but it has its many advantages. featured this wagon that could allow you to live rent-free and free from having to pay for utility bills.

“Is your dream to travel the world in an off-grid caravan? The Austrian manufacturers behind WOHNWAGON (Living Wagon) could help make your fantasy into reality. Wrapped in a rounded, larch-clad shell, this charming mobile home is an eco-friendly and energy-efficient gem built with locally sourced natural and recycled materials, a green roof, and solar panels. The solar-powered WOHNWAGON can be towed to just about anywhere in the world and fits within the footprint of a parking spot.”

Take a look at the photos here.


QZ.Com meantime featured this home capsule that could allow you to live rent-free as well.

“The completely self-sustaining portable home contains a 9,744 watt-hour battery, a 750 watt wind turbine, and high-efficiency solar cells that can support you for about a year in pretty much any location in the world, provided there is some sunlight. (It probably wouldn’t work in a cave, for instance, should someone desire to live in one.) The capsule also includes a rainwater collection and filtration system. Inside, there’s a kitchenette with running water, a flushable toilet, a shower, a bed, and work space. Nice Architects says the capsule, which is about 4.5 meters (14.7 feet) long and 2.4 meters (7.9 feet) wide, can comfortably fit two people.”

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Bored Panda also featured the same eco capsules saying that it could have other purposes as well, apart from off-the-grid living. Electrician  “Ecocapsules, designed by Bratislava-based Nice Architects, promise to let anyone live off the grid for up to a year. Each unit is equipped with solar panels, a retractable wind-turbine, and a design that captures rain water. Inside, you’ll find a kitchenette with running water, a flushing toilet, and hot shower. The Ecocapsule “is suitable for a wide range of applications,” write the designers, such as an “independent research station or a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit.”

Read the rest of the article here.

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