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Off the Grid (Off The Grid)

Houses for Escape Across North America

Dominic Bradbury


A showcase of over forty of the most exciting and unique off-grid houses in North America, across a wide variety of wild and remote landscapes

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Living off the grid has become increasingly desirable in recent years. Escaping the city to be immersed in nature is ever more appealing as the pressures of everyday life increase. The need to reduce our carbon footprints as the effects of climate change become a reality has brought sustainable living, particularly in off-grid and net-zero houses, to the forefront.

In Off the Grid: Houses for Escape Across North America, Dominic Bradbury turns to North America to showcase how architects are making living in the wilderness a more affordable and attainable dream. From cabins deep in the forest to desert homes and stunning coastal retreats, this collection of the most innovative off-grid homes reveals how clever design is redefining the possibilities for living in some of the most extraordinary natural environments on Earth.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 29.0 x 23.0 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Illustrations: 290

Publication date: 8 February 2024

ISBN: 9780500343708

Contents List



BIG - Klein A45, New York State, USA

BRILLHART ARCHITECTURE – Brillhut, Eleuthera, Bahamas

COMMUNE – Santa Anita Cabin, Angeles National Forest, California, USA

CUTLER ANDERSON – Connecticut Residence, Connecticut, USA

DEN – A-Frame Kit Cabin, Catskills, New York State, USA

DEN – Fox Den, Catskills, New York State, USA

SHAUNA MCMANUS ARCHITECTS – The Climate Barn, Sagaponack, New York State, USA

MARC THORPE DESIGN – Edifice, Fremont, New York State, USA

MIDLAND ARCHITECTURE - The Hut, Belmont County, Ohio, USA

MIRÓ RIVERA ARCHITECTS – Hill Country House, Wimberley, Texas, USA

OLSON KUNDIG – City Cabin, Seattle, Washington State, USA

THE RANCH MINE – O-asis, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

LINDA TAALMAN – Pioneertown itHouse, Pioneertown, California, USA

UPE – Sustainable Cabin, Near Crowell, Texas, USA


KELLY ALVAREZ DORAN (KAD) & SVN – House MN, Lake Havelock, Ontario, Canada

ATELIER SCHWIMMER – Lakeside Chalet, Lake Brome, Knowlton, Quebec, Canada

BOHLIN CYWINSKI JACKSON – Henry Island Residence, Henry Island, Washington State, USA

BRILLHART ARCHITECTURE – Thatch House, Surfer’s Beach, Eleuthera, Bahamas

CUTLER ANDERSON – Studio Bunkhouse, Washington State, USA

IWAMOTOSCOTT ARCHITECTURE – Goto House, Napa County, California, USA

KIERANTIMBERLAKE – Loblolly House, Taylor’s Island, Maryland, USA

LSD ARCHITECTS – Casa Jardin, Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica

OFFICE OF MCFARLANE BIGGAR ARCHITECTS - Gambier House, Gambier Island, British Colombia, Canada

MILLER HULL PARTNERSHIP – The Loom House, Bainbridge Island, Washington State, USA

TODD SAUNDERS – The Shed, Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Canada

STUDIO SCHICKETANZ – Big Sur Net Zero House, Big Sur, California, USA

SHIM-SUTCLIFFE ARCHITECTS – Harrison Island Camp, Harrison Island, Georgian Bay, Canada

WALKER WARNER ARCHITECTS – Hale Huna, Kona Coast, Hawaii


ANACAPA – Off-Grid Guest House, California, USA

ATELIER L’ABRI – Saltbox Passive House, Mont Gale, Bromont, Eastern Townships, Canada

CLB – The Phoenix, Casper Mountain, Wyoming, USA

COHESION – Joshua Tree Folly, Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA

EGGLESTON FARKAS ARCHITECTS – Nighthawk Retreat, Sawtooth Mountains, Washington State, USA

FELDMAN ARCHITECTURE – Caterpillar House, Carmel, California, USA

IMBUE DESIGN – Boar Shoat, Bear River Range, Idaho, USA

MORK ULNES – Frame House, Sonoma, California, USA

MOS – House No. 5/Element House, Star Axis, New Mexico, USA

OLSON KUNDIG – Costa Rica Treehouse, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

STUDIO SCHICKETANZ – Tehama 2 Residence, Tehama, Carmel Valley, California, USA

TADPOLE STUDIO – Camp Davis, Oahu, Hawaii

FAULKNER ARCHITECTS – Miner Road House, Orinda, California, USA

RENÉE DEL GAUDIO ARCHITECTS – Goatbarn Lane House, Boulder, Colorado, USA




About the Author

Dominic Bradbury is a journalist and writer specializing in architecture and design. He is the author of many books on these subjects, including Off the Grid, The Iconic House, The Iconic American House, The Iconic British House and The Iconic Interior.