What Does It Mean To Live Off-Grid? Elemental House, designed by Ben Callery Architects, is a self-sufficient retreat that also captures spirit of what it means to live off-grid. A Contemporary Vernacular Of Australian Architecture We look at five contemporary Australian homes that have been inspired by the country’s traditional architectural language. 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.