Kay & Brian’s off-grid Home
This off-grid home in rural Vermont is slowly developing into a somewhat sustainable homestead for nurturing their young family. With a variety of domesticated animals and gardens, they work to live off and with the land while balanced with the goings on of two professionals and busy child activities elsewhere.
All of that is rooted by their classic Vermont clapboard home, which nestles into a corner of the woods on the rolling land they inhabit.
Their home is further stabilized by a central hearth with wood burning stove, with an otherwise open main floor for the family to freely overlap in their daily living. Dwelling is deep there, especially on a snow-filled cold winter day, by the hearth with the swirl of children/parent activities.
Kay & Brian’s off-grid Home is powered by a large solar PV array with backup wind turbine (and generator). There are many green features, most significant being passive solar design, exterior siding/wood from local well-managed forests, all interior materials and finishes are no-VOC, and their home is very well insulated and tight, with their wood stove heating the entire home even on a harsh winter day.