Tag Archives: solar

Ethan Interviews Michael Garofalo – Off Grid Power Expert

Ethan Waldman interviews Michael Garofalo (@mgarofalo23), a former Tesla lead solar installer and 4 year van-lifer. Michael’s an expert in off-grid solar, and in this podcast Michael explains how to size your solar system yourself. Listen to the Tiny House Lifestyle Podcast. In Ethan’s podcast you’ll learn: How to choose off grid batteries. How to avoid mistakes selecting […]

This Tiny House is a Showcase of Off-Grid Technology

Bryce Langston visits Paul and Annett in Australia in a remote spot near Byron Bay. Their tiny house is totally off-grid but is like a case study or showcase of a variety of off-grid technologies including: The essential 1.86 kW photovoltaic electric power system with a 20 kWh battery system A biogas system that makes methane for […]

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 […]

Small Solar System DIY Tutorial

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 […]

215 Square Foot Off-Grid Concrete Solar Shelter

We realize this is not a house; but wouldn’t this 215 square foot concrete shell make a cool solar tiny house? See more at LJB.no and ArchDaily. The main structure has the shape of a tilted cube and this creates a covered entrance for the services and at the same time offers a perfect south exposition […]

The Field Lab, Terlingua, Texas

John Wells went into the desert of Southwest Texas as an experiment, an experiment in living by facing challenges that most of us never consider, like how much water you get from a rainstorm or whether wind or solar is a better option.” – adventure journal via Weekend Cabin: Field Lab, Terlingua, Texas

Solar Powered Tiny House

Powered by a 2.4kw Antaris solar kit. 3 panels sitting snugly on the roof will charge the 6 batteries throughout the day. When fully charged, holds enough power to boil a kettle for an hour continuously.” – Tiny House Swoon

Off-Grid Demountable Camper with Great Solar Setup

She’s fully insulated, has solar electricity with 12v outlets and an inverter for 240AC power. There’s a full kitchen with running water, a fridge, twin hob, grill and a heater.”- Handmade Matt See more of this Demountable Camper on a 4 x 4 Pick Up Truck

Katlupe Reports on The Effectiveness of Their Solar Refrigerator

SunDanzer’s DC refrigerator, referred to as a solar refrigerator, has been working great for us. Through out the whole winter, I haven’t heard the motor run once. Yes, that’s the truth. No turning on and off like conventional refrigerators… Continues…” – katlupe

Off-Grid Tiny House Made From Reclaimed Wood

This tiny house is 100% solar-powered, coming from two 225[watt] panels that sit on top of the porch awning, and six Trojan T-105 batteries. It uses AC and DC lighting, and the water heater, fridge, and RV water pump are on DC.” – Greg Read and see more of this Tiny House Made From Reclaimed Wood…

%d bloggers like this: