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Live Entirely Off The Grid In a Solar-Powered Tiny Home

Jeff Hobbs, a boat builder and cabinet maker, built this incredible off-grid ultra high-spec tiny house. Jeff pushed his little house design to the next level by including a slew of innovative features and environmentally friendly technologies. Solar power is provided by two 300 watt solar panels and a solar collector, and the tiny house on wheels is completely self-sufficient. It can also be plugged in via an RV electrical hookup if necessary. There is enough electricity to run a washer and dryer, allowing the homeowner to do her laundry in the privacy of her own house. The house was designed for a woman with whom he had a six-month conversation before deciding on the tiny house design he would build for her.

People who are designing or building a tiny house are unaware that the procedure can be lengthy. Some people believe it takes a lot longer than it does. At the time this video was shot, Jeff had been working on this project for around 18 months. He chose to construct the tiny house out of 62-millimetre thick Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) with polyurethane foam at the core. If homes are to be sustainable, they must be adequately insulated to prevent the warmth or cooling that is generated within them from leaking out and consuming energy.

The small house on wheels is light, but it’s also sturdy, which is important for tiny house construction because they’ll almost always be pulled on trailers that can’t carry more than 10,000 pounds. It’s around 11 meters tall and is 22 feet long by 8 feet broad. The high ceilings and skylights help to open up the room and give it a lighter atmosphere. He designed a lovely sofa with storage inside that also converts to a double bed. He also built an integrated workstation space to the sofa, which is ideal for working from home.

The little wood-burning fireplace is the ideal source of heat for the dwelling, and it blends in beautifully with the tiny house design. Heat options for small house living vary by household, however many people like the cleanliness of a gas furnace that can be hung on a wall and out of the way, while others prefer the convenience of a wood burning fire. Water will be collected in a tank by the homeowner, which is a wonderful alternative for areas with enough rainfall. For other locations, an underground cistern or the construction of a well would be ideal, but both of these options are costly.

He installed a pretty wonderful, efficient shower as well as a composting toilet in the bathroom. Small-space living necessitates the usage of a composting toilet. The high-tech ones, like the one in this tiny house, are able to distinguish between the two sorts of waste, preventing the toilet from smelling foul. Another approach to avoid a stinky composting toilet is to use peat moss.

Another important aspect of any tiny house design is storage, which Jeff provided in abundance in this dwelling. When everything has its place, the entire space feels much cleaner, which can make it appear larger. You can take a thorough tour of the small house on wheels and learn about all of the design elements that make it so unique. There’s also a new video tour of the house so you can see how it looks now that the owner has moved in and has been living there for a while.

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