Derek and Hannah have a large awning/porch that’s about as big as their tiny house, and basically doubles their usable living space when the weather is nice. But until now the lighting out there has been a bit inadequate. In the video below, Derek from DIY Homestead Projects demonstrates in detail how he installed LED lighting […]
Do-it-yourselfers that want to learn the basics of setting up small solar systems should watch this video by the Tin Hat Ranch. It’s a 47 minute video but worth every minute. White the Tin Hat Ranch YouTube Channel is geared toward disaster preparedness, a small off-grid systems a tiny house system and a backup system for essentials are […]
Living the dream on the road with Australia’s weirdest off-road motorhome… On Sunday the 30th of September 2001 we drove our 30-year old ex-army truck from the workshop for the last time. At that point we were officially living on the road.” – Rob Gray via Nature Photography by Rob Gray
To tell you the truth electricity scares me because it carries the power of fire. Even so, I thought about it enough to know that I did not want to be on grid, and that I wanted to do it myself.” – Laura Read and see more of The 12 volt Tiny House Option.
Believe it or not you can use a mailbox to create a wood stove. While I’m not sure how big of an area it can heat, it’s certainly a low cost alternative to buying a traditional wood stove. Naturally the paint that comes with the mailbox is going to burn away after it’s first use […]
Windows are a beautiful and necessary part of a home; however, many people make mistakes during the installation that cause them to fail over time. By installing your windows properly, you will get years of use and enjoyment out of them. I’ve outlined the steps and included a step-by-step photo montage to help you follow […]
In this episode Cody (Wranglerstar) finished up the sill joints and talks about some old-school hand tools. “Its time to fit the sill joints. Have you always wanted a small cabin in the woods? This video series will demonstrate how mill your own timbers with a Alaskan chainsaw mill.” via DIY Survival Cabin For Economic […]
This fellow is very clever with his off-grid tech improvisations. This video shows how evaporative cooling can be used to keep food cool. “This is my powerless Fridge design that can bring temps from 96deg down to 64deg” Watch Evaporative Refrigerator no electric bill on YouTube.
One of my long-time readers, Malcolm A. White, has years of experience in construction & design that he is now sharing through his new blog DIY-Prefab. In fact I don’t think my own ebook, Tiny Prefab, would be nearly as complete had it not been for all of Malcolm’s feedback and input. If you have […]