This is a great example of an remote off-grid tiny home. The land is privately owned but surrounded by the Tahoe National Forest at just over 7000-feet deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
While shipping containers are heavy and somewhat complicated to retrofit into housing, they make excellent building blocks that can be completed away from the homesite and delivered by truck.
As you can see by the photos below this couple poured four concrete footings, set the lower level container, then the upper container and capped it with a steeply pitched roof to help keep the deep snow off the flat container roof. Photo credit to Denise King.
The new residence was designed and situated to take the best possible advantage of the natural beauty of it’s remote island location. Materials were transported by barge and offloaded by crane. Trees that were removed from the property for construction were recycled and now serve as finished support posts for the home; beams were made to spec by a local sawyer on BC’s Sunshine Coast. ” – Quantum Construction
Here’s another mystery tiny house from Flickr. It looks like they used a lot of reclaimed and found material like the old doors & windows, and variety of siding. Another notable feature is that it sits high above the ground on a steep slope… which must have needed some extra attention to build on that site. This house is part of a larger photo set that includes another interesting looking natural house. Photo by faythelevine.
Here’s an example or extreme prefab… pre-build the whole house and fly it in.
“In remote lake-and-hill country within Switzerland, building on site is often not an option – some spots are, at best, accessible only by motorcycle, small car or boat. This house was dropped off and installed in record speed.”
One of the tiny house projects I’ve been following this past year is the cabin nicknamed Yonderosa. The latest blog post is a great summary of all the progress made on this tiny house in a remote spot up in eastern Washington.
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.
I’ve been really impressed with the progress the Urban Rancher has been making in the mountains outside Los Angeles. His simple design and good choice of materials is going to give him and great little remote cabin. His most recent update was to add galvalume roofing.
Feeling the cold begin to settle into the mountains around Los Angeles, yes it can actually snow there, the Urban Rancher works though the pain in his hands caused by days of hammering and begins to close in his cabin.