Gallery: Off-Grid Cliff House Harnesses the Elements for Self Sufficien...


Off the grid means many things to many people. The Cliff House on Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, interprets “off the grid” as grand self-sufficiency. Designed by Altius Architecture Inc, the home’s form is both integrated in the landscape’s mass and floats above it using cantilevers and floor-to-ceiling glass. The Cliff House plays with all the elements — stone, water, fire, earth, wind, and sun. Read on to find out how!

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  1. manny April 8, 2010 at 1:26 am

    Energy efficient and looks awesome!

  2. Leisureguy April 6, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Since granite commonly is slightly radioactive, I wonder what the background radiation levels are in this house. Any idea?

  3. bladski April 5, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Well first of all I must say that the location of this house is incredible not to mention the stunning design! Why can’t more people design quality, beautiful homes like this. I’m so tired of seeing the “cookie-cutter” style house everywhere! This house is a breathe of fresh air!

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