Living Off The Grid

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Check out some of the projects demonstrating how to live off the grid featured on Lunchbox Architect

An Akubra Was the Inspiration for This Incredible Off-grid Home

The practicality of a classic hat proves the perfect design inspiration for an off-grid home in Australia's outback.

Off-grid Retreat Takes in Views of a Stunning But Hostile Landscape

Sitting on an exposed hilltop, this off-grid retreat deals with a hostile landscape, but it's worth the effort for that view...

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#CabinPorn: 7 of Australia's Best Huts, Shacks, Cabins and Retreats

Sometimes people are dicks. Escape and Thoreau yourself into this collection of Australia's best huts, shacks, cabins and retreats...

Australian Retreat Designed to Encourage a Laid-back Lifestyle

Waitpinga Retreat designed as a casual getaway immersed in the natural beauty of nature looks and feels very Australian.

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Book Review: Warm House Cool House

Make space for Warm House Cool House on your bookshelf and your home can become a more sustainable and comfortable place.

A Home That Embraces and Enhances the Site's Unique Natural Features

A magnificent 100 year old fig tree and a small creek are treated as sacred elements in this home which embraces its environment.

A Home in the Middle of the Desert Embraces its Scorched Surrounds

In the Californian desert temperatures can soar to over 40 degrees. This family built a home without air-conditioning - are they mad?

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Going Off the Grid: These 5 Homes Will Convince You to Go Off-Grid

These homes are off the grid. They produce power, collect rainwater and treat their own waste - saving money and the planet at once.

A Home Inspired by the Feelings of Camping Under a Simple Tarpaulin

In a natural clearing of bushland, this home with simple detailing and an earthy palette captures the spirit and joy of camping.

An Off-the-Grid Home Appropriate to its Stunning Rainforest Location

This off-the-grid home is close to the beach in the Daintree Rainforest — an ancient ecosystem deserving a thoughtful approach to site.

Snowy Mountains House: Living Off The Grid Never Looked This Good

Snowy Mountains House is designed for living off the grid in style. The home works with nature to resist extreme winds, collect rainwater and shed snow.

Trentham Modern Farmhouse Uses Local Materials to Fit Into the Landscape

Incorporating the qualities of a traditional farmhouse ensures this modern farmhouse will feel like a home from the get-go.

Eyrie Houses: Two Houses Each is Barely Larger Than Four Sheets of Plywood

Eyrie Houses demonstrate just how decadent the holiday home has become. And how rewarding returning back to basics can be…

Rusty Shipping Container Transformed into a Glamorous Guest House

For less than the price of a new car, a rusty old shipping container is transformed into a stunning guest house. What a bargain!

Port-a-Bach: A Portable Teeny Tiny Shipping Container Home

This 'Bach' - a New Zealand term for a small holiday shack - is built inside a shipping container. It's a self-contained, portable, and fun retreat for a family of four.

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