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Off the Grid Houses

Blog by | June 23rd, 2014

  1. 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.

    Alexandra Axsen
    Owner/Managing Broker
    Lake Okanagan Realty 
    506 Doyle Avenue
    Kelowna, BC V1Y 6V8
    Tel: 250.870.2792
    Fax: 778.484.5252