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Completely Self-Sustaining

The Porter Cottage started out as a project from daughter to father, and the end result is a great getaway that’s completely off the power grid that the vast majority of us all rely on for just about anything and everything.

Set up on a small island off the coast of Maine, Alex Scott Porter Design collaborated with her father on building a solar powered home in the community of Criehaven (Ragged Island). While the island is completely devoid of technology, Porter has installed a catchment system for water, a compost toilet and of course solar panels that store excess energy for when its needed most. There are only two items in the whole CB2 outfitted home that run off of propane– the water heater and stove. A quaintly sustainable project!

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