Rainwater Tanks are Full!

Derek & Hannah live in a tiny house in the southern Arizona desert – near St. David (Between Benson and Tombstone). It’s super hot and dry there and they don’t have a well on their tiny house homestead. Instead they have an elaborate rainwater collection system.

But you might wonder… how do you live off rainwater in the desert?  Well… they do get a little rain and a bunch of it comes during the monsoon season (right now). After just a little summer rain in recent weeks their rainwater tanks are completely full and they are adding more tanks.

With enough tank capacity they should do just fine. To learn more visit the DIY Homestead Projects YouTube channel. You’ll find all their tiny house construction videos as well as videos showing the construction of their rainwater collection system.

They also have an amazing solar system, and with Derek’s experience as an electrician – he does a great job of explaining how it powers everything from their air conditioner, to their washer/dryer, to their stove.

Go there now… the DIY Homestead Projects YouTube channel.

Rowan’s Tiny House

Rowan’s 192 square foot tiny house cost about $25,000 to complete. It’s 24-feet long, has a big long shed roof, and a porch along one side. While she hired some folks to handle specific tasks, like insulation, and got ample advice from friends and local professionals – but Rowan did most of the work herself.

She moved in before it was finished and celebrated each addition of a new utility, like a stainless sink, propane cookstove, cypress bathtub, and wood stove.

She also collects rainwater off her large shed roof, storing it beneath the house. Visit Rowan’s Tiny House website and read more about Ulster County’s Rowan Kunz Builds a Tiny Home That’s Entirely Self-Sustainable.

Rowan's Tiny House - kitchen 2

Rowan's Tiny House interior

Rowan's Tiny House - Bathroom

Tiny House in the Outback

Remote cabins often need clever solutions for securing them while the owner is away. Here’s a great solution for an isolated home. It’s a 10′ by 10′ two-story prefab house with a rainwater collection system and metal flip-up siding. It’s located in Australia. Great design and definitely has a lot of potential for sparking the imagination.

Tiny House in the Outback