The idea of eschewing electricity, running water, and the white picket fence is a terrifying prospect for the average American. Based on the number of modern off-grid homes in remote locations that rely on the sun and wind for energy, others clearly disagree. Earlier this week, we were charmed by an efficient, beautiful home located in the middle of a cornfield. We feature it past the break, along with other sustainable houses far from the rat race. These stunning, alternative abodes make a strong argument for unplugging and creating a green oasis away from it all.
This modern, eco-friendly Canadian home in rural Ontario sits in the middle of a cornfield. The asymmetrical, steel construction — which mimics the surrounding barns and outdoor buildings — boasts an incredible extended porch with a stunning view. There are no children of the corn lurking near this efficient and simple abode.