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An Off-Grid Garden House on the Oregon Coast

An off-grid garden house provides shelter from harsh coastal conditions—and energy bills.

Two solar panels, one remotely located, provide all of the home’s electricity needs.
Photo By Obie Bowman
A wall of built-in shelves provides storage space, while built-in countertops offer a solid, compact crafting area. Southwest-facing windows allow for maximum solar gain while the dark concrete floor provides thermal mass, storing heat and warming the small garden house.
Photo By Obie Bowman
Timber frames funnel water to cisterns.
Photo By Obie Bowman
Two solar panels, one remotely located, provide all of the home’s electricity needs.

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