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Sustainable Vacation Home in California Promotes Off-the-Grid Living

The idea of a dream vacation home often involves a lovely little retreat with modern comforts in a scenic nook of the countryside that offers ample privacy. But this also means that these fabulous vacation homes are away from most power and water grids, making self-reliance an absolute must.

Located amidst the rocky landscape in Pioneertown, California, the sustainable Off-grid itHouse does exactly that by tapping into water recycling and solar energy. Designed by Tallman Koch, this steel and glass home offers 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape while offering plenty of shelter from the sweltering heat in the region.

Steel and glass structure helps in easy construction of the vacation home Sustainable Vacation Home in California Promotes Off the Grid Living

The use of glass panes and steel frames suggests that this home was built to minimize wastage and costs while increasing efficiency. The prefab style of the structure along with the use of solar panels for power ensures that you can pretty much build a similar vacation home anywhere without worrying about grid connectivity. The interior of the cool vacation home features an open-floor living area that includes the living room, an elegant dining space and a smart modern kitchen. A contemporary fireplace at the heart of this area becomes the focal point here.

Glass and steel vacation home in California

Open plan living area of the desert vacation house

Stylish fireplace at the the heart of the contemporary living room

Unabated view of the landscape from the kitchen

View of the desert landscape from the house

Wonderful use of table lamps for kitchen island

Kitchen and dining area of the Off Grid Home

Central courtyard of the cool vacation home

Decor inside the home is kept simple and minimal, and it complements the breezy appeal of the exterior. An indoor courtyard, a shade porch area and energy-saving light fixtures complete the vacation hub. Uncomplicated in its design, eco-friendly to the core and secluded, Off-grid itHouse encourages you to shed the woes of urban life and once again reconnect with nature, even if it is for a few fleeting moments!

Bedroom with 360 degree view of the landscape outside

A splash of yellow for the contemporary bathroom

Solar panels provide power to the Off Grid House

Beautifully lit home with sustainable design

Off Grif ItHouse After Sunset

Off Grid vacation House in California

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What do you think?

  • Wow, this is superb!

  • While solar panels are a must for an off-grid home like this one, we’ll start to see them much more frequently on the average house real soon.

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