This one hour movie explores the design and construction of an off the grid A-frame house in remote Washington. We examine sustainable strategies, design team conflict, and rural vs. urban living. Can a family from urban Portland survive living off the grid with no running water, freezing temperatures, and the constant threat of forest fires and famine? Will the designer and contractor strangle each other or finish the house? The human interest story weaves together interviews with the owners, designer, and the construction team to provide an informative narrative on lessons learned during the process.
When you are done with this course, watch “Off the Grid, Part 2” to learn more about this project.
- Discuss the 2030 challenge
- Describe a net zero building
- List the benefits of wood products in this sustainable project
- Compare and contrast urban and rural living.
- Discuss the design challenges associated with an off the grid project
This course is a part of the following series:
Off the Grid: A Case Study