These self sustaining homes are being designed by a company based in mexico named "earthship". "Off grid" meaning they try to rely as little as possible on public utilities. Michael Reynolds came up with this idea in
I would absolutely do this. Though maybe slightly removed from the house. green roof - small wood house - and a water wheel! // Water wheel producing 24 kw power/day on 20 cm of running water - 2 thousand pounds installed, paid for in 2 years.
If you’ve ever wanted to really vanish off the grid and live the stealth life, or just protect your privacy this amazing video will show you how to get started. http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/how-to-vanish-off-the-grid-and-live-the-stealth-life/
DESIGN: The Sky House Vancouver-based architect Jesse Garlick built the Sky House, a prefabricated off-grid vacation retreat. The modest 78 sqm cabin was built from solid cross-laminated timber panels.