"[UK] An historic 18th century house on the edge of a National park in
north-west England, has been refused classification as a dwelling after tens
of thousands were spent installing an off-grid system."
So...if you use a propane tank to power your stove and a woodstove to
heat your house it doesn't qualify as a "dwelling"? Wow. Half the
people in my rural upstate NY community must be living in barns,
because that's the standard practice around here. There are also quite
a few people using solar and wind/water power to stay off the grid as
much as possible. These non-"dwellings" aren't dumps, many are worth
more than $250K. Guess we should just knock them all down as
"blighted". Just goes to prove that bureaucratic idiocy isn't just an
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