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PICTURED: The incredible off grid home where a family-of-three live completely mortgage free

Inside the incredible off-grid home known as an Earthship where Canadian family-of-three grow their own food, collect rainwater and live completely mortgage free

  • Owners Marie and Francis also use solar energy to get their heat and electricity
  • Nestled in a village in Quebec, the couple and their young daughter grow their own fruits and vegetables, bake their own bread and raise chickens for eggs 
  • The couple completely transformed the home, which was built 30 years ago 
  • It is an Earthship home, a type of shelter made of natural and upcycled materials

This incredible home, known as an Earthship, allows a Canadian family-of-three to live their off-the-grid dream by growing their own food, collecting rainwater and using solar energy. 

The environmentally friendly house also means owners Marie and Francis can live completely mortgage free, using solar energy to get heat and electricity.   

Nestled in village in Quebec the couple and their young daughter are said to grow their own fruits and vegetables, bake their own bread and raise chickens for eggs. 

They completely transformed the home, which is around 100 square meters and was built 30 years ago from rock found around the area. 

Owners Marie and Francis, pictured with their young daughter, use solar energy to get their heat and electricity to their Earthship home in a village in Quebec

The environmentally friendly house also means owners Marie and Francis can live completely mortgage free, growing their own fruits and vegetables and baking their own bread

The environmentally friendly house also means owners Marie and Francis can live completely mortgage free, growing their own fruits and vegetables and baking their own bread

The greenhouse is also part of the living space in the unusual home. Marie and Francis completely transformed the home, which is around 100 square meters

The greenhouse is also part of the living space in the unusual home. Marie and Francis completely transformed the home, which is around 100 square meters

Built 30 years ago from rock found around the area the family are able to dine and sit among their plants, fruit and vegetables while looking out to the land

Built 30 years ago from rock found around the area the family are able to dine and sit among their plants, fruit and vegetables while looking out to the land 

The couple, who promote industrial hemp through Hempbassadors and on their Instagram page, spend their winters travelling in their RV with their daughter

The couple, who promote industrial hemp through Hempbassadors and on their Instagram page, spend their winters travelling in their RV with their daughter 

They then head home to work in their gardens in the summer and to enjoy their spacious kitchen, dining room and wood stove for additional heat

They then head home to work in their gardens in the summer and to enjoy their spacious kitchen, dining room and wood stove for additional heat

The couple say they are 'personally and professionally committed to a healthy and ecological way of life' and have been for the past 20 years

 The couple say they are ‘personally and professionally committed to a healthy and ecological way of life’ and have been for the past 20 years 

There is a couch in the greenhouse which also acts a bed for guests

There is a couch in the greenhouse which also acts a bed for guests

In the main room of the house there is bed space for the couple and their daughter

In the main room of the house there is bed space for the couple and their daughter

Boasting a greenhouse that doubles as a living room the home is known as an Earthship. That phrase was coined by architect Michael Reynolds and is a type of shelter made of both natural and upcycled materials. 

Marie and Francis also enjoy a spacious kitchen and dining room, a wood stove for additional heat, two bathrooms and water is collected in large tanks. Drinking water come from a nearby well. 

The couple, who promote industrial hemp through Hempbassadors and on their Instagram page, spend their winters travelling in their RV before heading home to work in their gardens. 

They also run a nonprofit hoping to see more rooftop gardens in cities. 

They say: ‘For 20 years, we have been personally and professionally committed to a healthy and ecological way of life.’ 

The incredible home, known as an Earthship, allows the family to live their off-the-grid dream

The incredible home, known as an Earthship, allows the family to live their off-the-grid dream

Earthship is a phrase coined by architect Michael Reynolds and is a type of shelter made of both natural and upcycled materials

Earthship is a phrase coined by architect Michael Reynolds and is a type of shelter made of both natural and upcycled materials

Water is collected for the home  in large tanks from the roof for around the home with drinking water coming from a nearby well

Water is collected for the home  in large tanks from the roof for around the home with drinking water coming from a nearby well

The renovation work was said to have been carried out over several years

The couple commuted to their home from the city on weekends

The renovation work was said to have been carried out over several years. The couple commuted to their home from the city on weekends

The couple's latest project involves promoting industrial hemp. They also run a nonprofit hoping to see more rooftop gardens in cities

The couple’s latest project involves promoting industrial hemp. They also run a nonprofit hoping to see more rooftop gardens in cities



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