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Brett’s Off-Grid Tiny House

At 15 Square meters and completely off-grid, Brett Sutherland has constructed a true, tiny house treasure. Packed with unique, space saving design elements, Brett has created a fantastic space to both live and work. Perhaps best of all, this was all achieved on a budget of NZ$21,000. The Tiny House was constructed on his parents property, […]

Alternative Power Generators for Off-Grid Tiny Homes

Portable alternative power generations like this one are handy during extended blackouts and can make good starter kits for some tiny houses. The size of a system depends on what you need to run; for example if you just needs lights and communications a very small system will do. If you need to power a […]

Grain Silos Are a An Alternative to Shipping Container Homes

Sukup Manufacturing is a small company based in Sheffield, Iowa, which primarily manufactures agricultural products, which includes grain bins. About three years ago, Sukup also began manufacturing grain silo homes to be used as disaster relief housing in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there. They called this grain silo home a Safe T Home, and […]

Preparedness is the Norm for Off-Grid Homesteaders

The one thing I can honestly say about living on an off-the-grid homestead is that preparing is not something we do like “preppers” who you see on television or read about.  My normal, every day life consists of always being prepared. It is just something we do, in our day to day life here. We have been […]

HALO – Passive Solar Home Designed by Swedish Students

Measuring 645 sq foot, HALO takes its name and shape from the rainbow-like optical phenomenon around the sun. It was designed with small private rooms and large entertaining areas to shift people away from the growing trend of social isolation… Its curvy roof is made from monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells on acrylic covered with a […]

Small Tokyo Home Designed Around the Sun’s Path

This simple looking small house can be found in one of Tokyo’s high-density residential areas. The house was built on a small plot of land and has a total useable floor space of just 670 square feet (that includes the ground and first floor). The house was designed by Japanese architecture firm, Case-Real, who were […]

TrailerFest 2013 Showcases Vintage Camper Trailers

On a hot summer day in Lodi, California, a community of vintage mid-century trailer restoration enthusiasts held an Open House during their TrailerFest 2013 Rally. Gathering at the Stockton Delta KOA campground, members of VintageCamperTrailers.com invited the general public to tour their tiny homes that have been kept in mint condition, restored, or renovated to […]

What Living “Off-The-Grid” Is NOT!

What living off-the-grid is not, is not living like you are in a power outage. It’s not like what people went through during Katrina. Living the way we do with our own alternative energy system seems no different from anyone else’s home to me. It is not what many people imagine it to be. One thing […]

Solar Powered Barn Style Tumbleweed EPU

…Solar powered modified Tumbleweed Epu tiny house on wheels. As you can tell it’s been slightly modified. First with the barn style roof, different sized windows, larger front door and open porch. If you study the Epu plans real quick you’ll notice that the interior was left almost the same.

Modern Off-Grid Tiny House

Join the tiny movement! Modern tiny house on wheels for sale! It is 8×22 ft with 280 sq feet of inside space (sleeping loft adds additional footage). I bought this from the builder with idea of finishing it out and putting it in Granby as a getaway-home, alas working full-time and being in school full-time […]