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Worldwide Eco Housing Designs

Off the Grid Housing Around the World Gives Hope for Green Future

— January 28, 2013 — Eco
Finite energy and oil reserves are a real concern all over the world, so it’s somewhat comforting to know that lots of people around the world have made a living in off the grid houses.

Eco-conscious homeowners around the world are building and sustaining houses that have no emissions whatsoever, and are completely independent of the main power grid. Using wind, solar and geothermal power sources keeps these houses heated and powered without draining significant resources with a finite life span. Not only are these off the grid houses environmentally friendly, but in many cases feature absolutely striking designs and architecture. It helps that there’s lots of talented photographers to document these designs too.

This sort of idea is happening all over the world, but the pictures enclosed feature housing from the United States, Canada, China, Iceland, England, Mexico and Australia.
Trend Themes
1. Off-the-grid Housing - The trend of constructing and sustaining houses that are completely independent of the main power grid presents disruptive innovation opportunities in renewable energy technology and sustainable building materials.
2. Renewable Power Sources - The trend of utilizing wind, solar, and geothermal power sources for off-the-grid houses indicates disruptive innovation opportunities in the renewable energy sector, such as improved energy storage solutions and more efficient solar panels.
3. Architectural Design - The trend of creating visually striking architectural designs for off-the-grid houses presents disruptive innovation opportunities in eco-friendly building materials and advanced construction techniques.
Industry Implications
1. Renewable Energy - The renewable energy industry can leverage the trend of off-the-grid housing by developing innovative products and services that cater to the specific energy needs of these independent houses.
2. Construction - The construction industry can capitalize on the trend of off-the-grid housing by incorporating sustainable building materials and adopting eco-friendly construction practices in mainstream projects.
3. Photography - The photography industry can benefit from the trend of off-the-grid housing by offering professional services to document and showcase the visually appealing designs of these homes.
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