Living “off the grid,” or building a home that is completely sustainable without any outside power requirements, is a dream for many. Now you can get inspiration and direction with this Treehugger article. The homes profiled are located in Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, the UK and Toronto and most are indistinguishable from ordinary houses. And living off the grid does not necessarily mean living smaller as the 3,200-square-foot home in Vermont shows.

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