Return To Satellite Island I first heard about Satellite Island in 2014 in what seemed like whispers. A rugged and remote island which lies unspoilt off the southern Tasmanian mainland. I had bought a one way ticket to Tasmania to really immerse myself in the search for authentic Australian homes for my book I was shooting, Shelter. Life And Design Off Grid The passive architecture of off grid living has never been so well honed, nor so in vogue. Which is just as well, with the rationale for going off grid never more real.