Sustainable Living & Renewable Energy. Comfortably!

An off-the-grid, off-the-furnace, off-the-well
year-round residence in southeastern Minnesota
with a wind generator & photovoltaic cells
with batteries,
passive solar design with radiant heating
and rainwater harvesting.

Modern Design with 21st-century comfort.
With a $100 annual utility bill 
that will save us $300,000 over the next 25 years.
Virtually Maintenance free!


Thank you for your interest in Project Licht 'n Stein!

Call it a Passive House, call it a Green House - but most of the visitors agree: you have to see it to believe it.  This is not your father's off-the-grid "cabin".

Rather, Project Licht 'n Stein is a good-sized house with a modern design and 21st-century amenities like wireless Internet, a whole-house audio system, a dishwasher, washing machine, garage door openers and a (planned) home theater with a 120" projection screen. Yet the house does not need any fossil fuels (like coal, oil, or gas) for its electricity or heating. In fact, as energy prices are increasing at a rate of about 10% per year, this house will save about $300,000 in utility bills over the next 25 years when compared to an average american household.

Whether you've attended or plan to attend an Open House, seen a presentation or just heard about it from a friend or family - I invite you to spend a few minutes to browse around and learn about the various aspects of this project.

If you can't find what you're looking for, send me a note..

If you'd like Christian to help you with your efforts to lower your utility bill, lower your carbon footprint, become greener, live more sustainably all while maintaining (or even increasing) your current level of comfort, find out more about Licht 'n Stein Consulting.

Christian Milaster


Licht 'n Stein,

Christian's and Kim
have decided that with
two kids (#2 due in March)
the social life in Rochester would be a better fit. 
The house is for sale at the 2006 construction cost!
Click here for
more information.

Licht 'n Stein to be featured in upcoming documentary
Christian and his home will be featured in an upcoming documentary
"Living with the Land"
by Minnesota Filmmaker Aleshia Mueller.
Filming to start end of July.

Christian an 'Everywun Hero'

....for dedicating his entrepreneurial energy toward creating a business around energy saving techniques..

Licht 'n Stein
in the news!
Read the
Bluff Country Reader
feature article
on Christian 
and his house.

Licht 'n Stein
on TV

See KAAL's ABC 6 News
Nicole King's visit
to Licht 'n Stein.


As of October 2008,
about 800 people
have toured the house
and over 850 people have seen Christian's presentation.