Gallery: Off-Grid Storm Cottage is a Solar-Powered Timber Box on New Ze...

It takes a certain kind of sensitivity to design a country home that is both rustic and modern, but Fearon Hay has a lot of experience striking such a fine balance. Located on the eastern side of New Zealand's Great Barrier Island, the self-sustaining Storm Cottage operates entirely off-the-grid. Powered by the sun and protected by it with a series of operable metal screens, the north-facing home stays cool in summer and warm in winter.

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  1. Tafline Laylin August 13, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Sorry, you’re so right and I’m fixing this right away!

  2. hamcam August 13, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    This Great barrier Island is in New Zealand not Australia. Quite different places especially if you talk to a New Zealander. Perhaps Australia does have a Great Barrier island but then the link you provide takes you to Great Barrier New Zealand and the Architects are also from new Zealand. Nice cottage though.

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