Off the Grid Houses
Off-the-grid houses, which are untethered to local utility systems, are a niche of the growing green single-family home market, a $37 billion industry last year, up from $6 billion in 2005, according to estimates by the National Association of Home Builders.
While green building techniques often involve give and take—sometimes homeowners feed their excess solar energy to power companies and pull... electricity when needed—off-grid homes eschew the utilities altogether. They are usually built in remote places where it is impossible or expensive to connect to municipal systems. In some cases, owners make a deliberate choice to be off-grid, attracted by no utility bills, no power outages and a sense of independence.
Lake Okanagan Realty
506 Doyle Avenue
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6V8