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  • Life Off Grid

    Movie

    Life Off Grid is a two-year journey exploring the lives of Canadians in every province and territory who have made the choice to disconnect. Life Off Grid is a film about people who have chosen to build their lives around renewable energy, with beautiful, inspiring, and often challenging results.

  • Mansfield Container House

    Wanting to enjoy more time in Mount Buller without the hassle of travelling from Melbourne, Robbie Walker, a designer and builder, built a pair of off-grid shipping containers in Mansfield for his family to stay in. With many of the neighbouring farms having shipping containers, Robbie decided to...

  • Bruny Island

    This off-grid cabin is an escape from the high stress of busy work life. The brief was to capture that and design a building as a piece of furniture with everything the client needs built-in. The only furniture allowed was a low table and mattress on the sleeping loft. The cabin opens onto an ea...

  • Permanent Camping

    Located on a remote pristine mountain on a sheep station outside Mudgee, NSW, Australia. Situated at the edge of a ridge surrounded by large granite boulders and ancient dead trees, the building has panoramic views for hundreds of miles to the horizon.

    Architect: Rob Brown

    Awards:
    2008 RAIA Co...

  • Living the Change

    Movie

    Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

  • CABN

    CABN was established to provide people with a means of disconnecting from the mayhem we have brought upon ourselves. A completely off-grid, sustainable and eco-friendly relocatable cabin.

  • Elemental House

    Living off the grid in a sustainable, comfortable home is a dream for many, that was certainly the brief that came to Ben Callery Architects. The challenge was to design something that could withstand the elements while embracing all the benefits of off-grid living. It was spectacular getting out...

  • Inhabited

    Movie

    Most people think of nature parks as eco-systems uninhabited by humans--spaces reserved for wildlife, fossils, and plants. “Inhabited” shows us that people live there too. Through an in-depth exploration of all ten of Canada’s UNESCO World Natural Heritage sites, a filmmaking family introduces us...

  • Microtopia

    Movie

    Microtopia explores how architects, artists and ordinary problem-solvers are pushing the limits to find answers to their dreams of portability, flexibility and of creating independence from the grid. Microtopia deals with contemporary urgent ideas that are addressed, and solved, in very surprisin...

  • Permanent Camping 2

    Movie

    10 Years on architect Rob Brown creates a new iteration of the famous Permanent Camping building. Built with the original master maker and joiner Jeffery Broadfield once again. The building uses no fixings or glue in any of the framing and documents the relationship between, architect, builder an...

  • La Cupola

    Movie

    The portrait of a house without supporting walls. A bold dome made of concrete, an open space – right in the middle of the bizarre rock formations of a rugged Italian coast made of reddish granite.
    Designed by Dante Bini, the house belonged to actress Monica Vitti and director Michelangelo Antoni...