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Off-The-Grid - Challenge 17

otg challenge 17

OTG Challenge 17 Assignment: 3DA proudly presents "Off the Grid" Challenge 17 in our series of rendering competitions. With well over $15,000.00 USD worth of prizes, this looks to be our biggest challenge yet!

Sustainable living is a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual's or society's use of the Earth's natural resources and his/her own resources. Practitioners of sustainable living often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering methods of transportation, energy consumption and diet. Proponents of sustainable living aim to conduct their lives in ways that are consistent with sustainability, in natural balance and respectful of humanity's symbiotic relationship with the Earth's natural ecology and cycles. The practice and general philosophy of ecological living is highly interrelated with the overall principles of sustainable development. Sustainable design encompasses the development of appropriate technology, which is a staple of sustainable living practices. – Wikipedia

 The term off-the-grid (OTG) or off-grid refers to living in a self-sufficient manner without reliance on one or more public utilities. Off-the-grid homes are autonomous; they do not rely on municipal water supply, sewer, natural gas, electrical power grid, or similar utility services. A true off-grid house is able to operate completely independently of all traditional public utility services. – Wikipedia

You have traveled the world, seen wondrous sights, and still, when you approach this habitat isolated and secluded in a breathtaking picturesque setting, you have to stop and gaze! Never before have you seen such a structure harmoniously coexisting at peace with its surroundings. This residence instills a sense of awe and you find yourself suddenly envious of its owners. You are inspired to live off the land, to help reduce the burden mankind has put upon this earth. Mentally your "creative drive" vows to design something equally as sustainable and adaptive to the environment! You set off to find the perfect site for the "Off the Grid" home you envision and to responsibly harness the resources the site offers.

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