25 homes that prove off-grid can be gorgeous

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No one can deny that green terms like “geothermal,” “water recycling,” and “solar energy” have become increasingly popular in recent years, and it comes at no surprise. While being environmentally conscious was once reserved for a select group and “off-grid” meant you were living a hermit lifestyle, more and more people are turning to alternative measures to reduce their energy bills and live a more self-sufficient life.

When it comes to energy, the environment, and housing, off-grid refers to using an alternative source for electricity, water, heat, or any other energy-sucking amenity we use today. While you can’t typically switch to an off-grid lifestyle overnight, and a full wall of solar panels isn’t the look everyone is going for, these beautifully subtle off-grid homes just might inspire you to think about going green.