Whether you’re preparing for the apocalypse or just want to get away from it all, consider finding a new home that’s off the grid. From hunting cabins with outhouses to beautiful log homes bejeweled with solar panels, here are some homes for sale where you can relax to the hum of a generator.


Refuge Cove Island Retreat, Ketchikan, AK
For sale: $839,000

Refuge Cove Island Retreat Ketchikan

This completely self-contained home on an island near Ketchikan includes a 1,200-foot sandy swimming beach and 1.58 wooded acres.


801 Blue Lakes Rd, Markleeville, CA
For sale: $1.2 million

801 Blue Lakes Rd, Markleeville, CA
Cast a line at this secluded lake or a long stretch of fishable creek. The 25.7-acre Hope Valley property is off-grid but comes with an efficient generator system.


4788 Fellows Rd, Guildhall, VT
For sale: $425,000

4788 Fellows Rd, Guildhall, VT

This cedar-log home has a sophisticated solar, wood generator heating system and a stunning view of 40 acres dotted with blueberry and raspberry bushes.


6889 Capitol Creek Rd, Snowmass, CO
For sale: $5.5 million


This brand new, well-outfitted mountain retreat was built in 2008 but has never been lived in. The 5,600-square-foot home is located between Aspen and Basalt on 100 acres.


2010 Snow Bowl Rd, Missoula, MT
For Sale: $450,000

2010 Snow Bowl Rd. Missoula

This cabin, located 15 minutes from downtown Missoula and five minutes from the Snowbowl ski area, uses solar panels and gas generators, propane and wood heat. The adjoining guest house has a wood-fired sauna and hot tub to warm up after a day on the slopes.

New York

67 Cherry Ln, Kerhonkson, NY
For sale: $39,000

67 Cherry Ln. Kerhonkson NY

This tiny cabin in the Adirondacks is just 140 square feet, set in the middle of almost 2.5 acres.

New Mexico

64 Clay Hill Rd, Rowe, NM
For sale: $795,000

64 Clay Hill Road, Rowe, NM

Spanning nearly 100 acres, this high-mountain desert retreat was designed for an artist with a detached pottery studio and an elaborate, hydroponic greenhouse. The residence is also highly energy-efficient with a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index score of 10.


17575 Johnson Rd, Paonia, CO
For sale: $270,000

17575 Johnson Rd, Paonia, CO

Rustic design lovers may feel at home in this straw-bale house with a stucco exterior finish, metal roofing and vinyl-clad wood windows. The interior could easily serve as an artist’s studio with welded steel railings, polished concrete flooring and more.


5351 A W Duane, Paulden, AZ
For sale: $499,000


This home is marketed as “a survivalist’s dream” on 16 acres. The three domes that make up the “nearly indestructible” main residence are 3,400 square feet and powered by solar energy and wind. The home also includes a 530-square-foot greenhouse and large garden for growing food.


11000 Sunset View Ln, Pine City, MN
For sale: $49,900

11000 Sunset View Ln, Pine City, MN

A rustic A-frame on 15 wooded acres is an ideal place to unwind for less than $50,000. Between St. Croix State Park and Wild River State Park on the St. Croix River, trails and wildlife abound.


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Emily Heffter writes about real estate trends and data for Zillow Blog.

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