Living 'off the grid' has been buzzing around my head for a while now. Glen Hunter was an inspiration (and still is), and then last week in NYC I saw this book at ICFF, and, I had a good chat with architect Andy Thomson, the designer of the off-the-grid/MoCo miniHome. The book profiles “ten beautiful homes in regions as diverse as New York City, urban Germany, suburban Southern California, rural Canada, and the remote ‘bush’ of Australia,…(and) shows you how to take responsibility for your future choices and conveniences by living in a beautifully designed home that uses much less energy. Off-the-grid living is a concept that can be easily understood and adopted by everyone, regardless of where you live or how much money you make.”. Buzzing louder... Hardcover, 160 pages, $18.87 at Amazon.