“A project 30 years in the making, this tiny off-grid retreat on a coastal island in Maine is almost entirely self-sufficient. Designed and built by Alex Porter for her father, the project features a shed roof and is wrapped in a distinctive blue-grey corrugated skin. Dwell recently profiled the home, which is the only solar-powered retreat on the isolated island – its sustainable power source actually makes life a lot more leisurely, as the family does not need to schlep in fuel to run a noisy generator. They didn’t give anything up, as they have all the conveniences of a regular home — but with a view you don’t get in an everyday residence.”
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3 thoughts on “Tiny Off-Grid Cabin in Maine is Completely Self-Sustaining”
Upon closer examination, I don’t see any insulation. What’s going on? Maybe they used rigid foam under the metal.
Also note how no one answers questions on the Inhabitat forum. Too bad, because otherwise it’s a great site. You can spend many hours or even days searching through their articles.
But let it be known, life in Maine isn’t all lovely coastal cabins.
I am in Lewiston Maine and it’s not nice at all, a rundown ex mill town turned to a city that is high in price, high in congestion, and low in fun. It’s like the armpit of Maine and I’m soon to escape.
Another thing that should be known about Maine, it’s weather is extreme, it’s barely inhabitable from October 31 to March 1 on account of the cold.
Maine is like a mini Alaska in the winter. And the Summers are very humid LOL.
I only enjoy the weather in Autumn and Spring here, and those seasons are super short. It just seems like a long hot and humid summer, then a long freezing cold winter.
I can’t wait to leave LOL
I’d rather live in the Florida Keys or Ecuador :)
It’s February 7th now, we’ve had like a week of 25f (and less) and tomorrow we are expecting a big snow storm.
I’ve got to get out of here LOL
OK rock on Owen :)
Can’t blame you a bit. I’d much rather have warm weather than cold.