Columbus, Texas: Industrial Country Market

Off-the-grid, solar-powered general store, an Arcosanti of the 21st century, with the aesthetic of a Martian outpost.
1799 Hwy. 71, Columbus, TX
Columbus is on Interstate 10 between Houston and San Antonio. Take 71 north for about 15 minutes, it's on the right, at CR 23.
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Industrial Country Market

People at the Industrial Country Market are awesome and very friendly. They have a great model train running in the back art shed.

[Betsy Joyce, 11/26/2011]

Industrial Country Market.

Industrial Country Market

An eclectic compound of stuff run completely off the grid. The general store, a menagerie of overstock merchandise, is in the main building. I bought a couple journals made of recycled cow poop as well as some yard art, a purse and a few other funky items. In back of the store, there are composting toilets, greenhouses, gardens, an industrial art yard and an art gallery. It appears to be a work in progress and everything is run on solar power, they are 100% self sustainable. Solar panels are everywhere. They also offer classes on how to get off the grid and go green. I'd say it's well worth a visit.

[Elizabeth Bailey, 04/21/2011]

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