Off The Grid
To further achieve the owners’ requirement of a benign and healthy building, a high-efficiency, clean-burning, air-tight fireplace was artistically designed and built on site from local stone and finished with hand-milled cedar, also from the site. The countertops were fashioned from PaperStone®, a sustainable composite product made from 100% recycled paper that looks like real stone. A metal roof was chosen to provide a strong, durable and sustainable crown.
With no municipal services available, power is collected from rooftop solar panels feeding a battery back-up augmented by a generator, and roof water is collected and stored in a cistern.
Although this woodsy abode has a small footprint, it clearly possesses large bucolic charm.