Tuesday, December 18, 2012

This tiny off-grid retreat on a coastal island in Maine is almost entirely self-sufficient.  The project features a shed roof and is wrapped in a distinctive blue-grey corrugated skin. Dwell  recently profiled the home, which is the only solar-powered  retreat on this isolated island – its sustainable power source actually makes life a lot more leisurely, as the family does not need to bring in fuel to run a noisy generator. They didn’t give anything up, as they have all the conveniences of a regular home — but with a view you don’t get in an everyday residence.

1 comment:

  1. "I still can't get over the fact that I can get an ice cube from the sun

    :) Maine is too cold for me though. I remember going to Bar Harbor in the summer once as a boy and didn't even go swimming.