For a growing number of people in America, living “off the grid” is an attractive way to live a sustainable Green lifestyle and embody the American hallmarks of self-sufficiency and independence. In the last 30 years, huge strides have been made in solar, wind, and hydro-electric technologies, allowing property owners to live beyond the reach of the utility grid and harvest renewable energy to power their homes and lives.

The Burlington Free Press: “Special Report: The quiet life, living of the grid.”

Going off the "grid" means shunning public utilities like electricity and town water in favor of using the energy and water resources on your own property. Find out how living off the grid works.

It is estimated that more than 250,000 U.S. homes today supply their own power, with a 33% jump in the last decade alone. If this lifestyle appeals to you, you'll be happy to know there are plenty of off-grid properties and real estate here in Vermont. Because we are a rural state with a strong conservation ethic and good community development plans, untouched wilderness perfect for living off the grid is never more than a 30-minute drive away.

We currently have two “off the grid” Vermont properties for sale in West Bolton.

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High on the hill, this rustic chalet on 90+ acres has amazing views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks, over the Champlain Valley. Hike and explore your own land. You will have a large sugar bush to sap, a mix of Northern hardwoods ready to log, and a green home powered by solar/wind and heated by propane and wood. Off the grid, peaceful and private. West Bolton. $270,900
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This very modern, off-grid home sits on 30+ acres, with plenty of room for gardens, horses, and hiking along The Long Trail. Powered with energy from the sun with a new generator for back-up, our 4-bedroom Cape Cod home has all the modern conveniences. Oversized 2-car garage features storage above. Off the grid economy, yet a close commute to I-89, Bolton skiing and golf. West Bolton. $267,000
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Let us help you find your perfect off-grid home or parcel of land.