What would your home look like if you unplugged for good? Tour these one-of-a-kind versions of living that dream as seen in three DIY Network specials of Building Off the Grid: Mountain Man Cave, Tiny House on a Lake and Coastal Maine.
Living off-grid means leaving fifth-acre lots, neighbors and traffic jams behind. It also means you’re on your own when ice glazes the roads and people keep asking how you handle your sewage. Are you up to the challenge? Check out these “signs you’re ready to build off the grid.”
Jason and Crystal always wanted an escape in the middle of Maine's secluded coastline for their family to unplug and enjoy nature. With the help of a small group of friends, they set their sights on building a 320-square-foot cabin in just 12 days. Between the weather, rough terrain and limited access, it's a challenging and exhausting road to the finish line. Their hard work pays off when they can relax in their dream cabin complete with a loft, solar shower, water catchment system and custom touches.