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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Off-grid dojo

The White Pines Aikido Dojo and Retreat Centre welcomes students from the very young to the very old. The facility is a purpose-built timber-frame strawbale building with a huge space for martial arts instruction downstairs and six large bedrooms and a kitchen / great room above. The whole facility is off-grid. Heat and hot water are supplied via wood and propane. Lighting and other low-draw electrical devices are powered by solar panels with a diesel generator for backup.

There are lots of homes built off the electrical grid around here, but not many businesses.

1 comment:

jumbleberryjam said...

Great shot! I've love to see the outside of the dojo sometime :-)