You'll fall in love with this off-grid cabin and workshop located in Haines, Alaska with design and construction by Farrell Homebuilding LLC. The log home combines logs, cedar shakes, and stone for a stunning look throughout this build. The home has a covered front porch, a covered back porch, and another covered patio area. Inside you will find an open kitchen/dining/living area with log furniture, and wooden floors for an authentic log cabin look and feel. Upstairs there is a rec room with an office area. You will be inspired by all this cabin has to offer.
The workshop was also designed and constructed by Farrell Homebuilding LLC. This functional yet charming workshop was constructed with local southeast Alaskan building materials. The design has large sliding doors that fully open the east and south walls to expose the corner post and knee braces, maximizing connection with the outdoors. Timbers were milled from trees on this remote property and windows were crafted on-site to align when doors are open or closed.
Farrell Homebuilding is a design-and-build company based in Anchorage, Alaska, specializing in creative, thoughtful design that integrates a high level of craftsmanship. They work closely with clients in all stages of the construction process, from concept through completion. Merging a builder’s perspective with an artist’s eye, they offer elegant, efficient solutions to residential construction projects. From classic to contemporary, their goal is to achieve a home that fits.
Living off the grid is a lifestyle that does not rely on the support of remote infrastructures, such as an electrical grid, and limits its reliance on one or more public utilities. Traditionally, the term living off grid referred to not being connected to the electrical grid, but now it can include several other amenities, such as water, gas, and sewage systems. This is achieved by relying on renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind, and energy storage systems (ie batteries).
Living off the grid often means that you are self-sufficient and embody one or more of the following characteristics including growing your food, producing your electricity, raising your livestock, access to fresh water, living outside the city, and minimal building. The following are some of the benefits of living off the grid.
Fight Climate Change. The burning of fossil fuels generates greenhouse gas emissions, which trap the sun’s heat and lead to rising global temperatures. The effects of climate change are already prevalent around the world, including everything from extreme weather events to sea level rise to declining biodiversity. While climate change has negative impacts on our environment, it can also affect your health, and ability to grow food, housing, and work.
Renewable Resources. Living off the grid is increasingly important in today’s world as it uses renewable resources, finds a balance between giving back to the earth and taking from it, and helps fight global issues like climate change. People across North America are transitioning to this way of life that minimizes their dependence on public resources, such as electricity, water, and other related amenities, and maximizes their autonomy.