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Collection of data for our tiny house built on wheels. Design inspirations, various DIY and relevant tiny blogs, building systems 101 for quick reference, and our working list of material supplier links - mostly in the NW region and Portland, OR

Index of /downloads. 0200.pdf. YouTube. Step-By-Step of SIP Tiny Home by Couple. Trailer Delay- June 2 We arrived in Colorado on Sunday, June 2nd with the expectation of beginning construction on Monday or Tuesday. Jeremy & Laura's building blog w SIPs. How to Live Off-Grid in a Tiny House. Merete and Christopher install their tiny house roof trim.

How to Live Off-Grid in a Tiny House

Photo by Kevin Hoth. LaMar Alexander grew up in a homesteading family. For him, self-sufficiency, including gardening, raising animals and “doing for ourselves” was normal and necessary. He tried city life after college, but says he felt like a slave to a house, bills and employers. At 35, he made a change. “I had a wake up call,” he explains, “that made me realize that what I really wanted was a simple homestead cabin and to eliminate my dependence on the system, so I could live sustainably while I pursued my dreams.” About To Leap Off The Grid! Pages Wednesday, October 29, 2014 About To Leap Off The Grid!

About To Leap Off The Grid!

We are just a couple connections away from running on sun power! This past weekend, Dan and I spent two full days carefully reviewing, prepping, assembling, and installing our solar power system. All that remains to be done is to ground a few different items in our "power center", install the Tri-metric battery monitor, and then actually connect the line leading from the house up to the panels.We had a fair mix of plain old labor (digging trenches and yanking wire through conduit) and the more cerebral challenges of making sure we understood and replicated the many schematics and diagrams that came with all of our parts and pieces.

We are both beyond excited to finally get this system up and running, but certainly did not want to rush through anything. **Note- I began writing this post's draft before receiving some very sad news. As a result, this post will remain brief. Tour: Simplicity in a Tiny House. In 2012 Alek Lisefski wasn’t sure where he would end up living, but he was certain that he didn’t want to pay a high rent.

Tour: Simplicity in a Tiny House

So the then-29-year-old freelance web designer took matters into his own hands and built a tiny house on an 8-by-20 flatbed trailer. In doing so he joined the tiny house movement — a growing group of people who live in houses around 200 square feet or less. “I could build and own my own home now, with no commitment to location, and stop paying rent and begin to save for a more permanent home in the future,” Lisefski says. “Any other house construction, unless using very cheap local materials and lots of labor help from friends, would have been much more expensive and in the end provided me with a much less flexible home base for this phase of my life.” Using the 3-D modeling program SketchUp, a couple of books and lots of Internet tutorials, Lisefski built the home in Iowa in just under seven months and towed it to its current spot in Sebastopol, California. Tour: Going Off the Grid in 140 Sq Feet. Virtual Tour - Seattle Tiny Homes. Video Tour: 255 Sq. Ft. Home on Wheels.

Tiny Home Builders Blog. Guest Post by Mariah Coz of CometCamper.com Mariah is a tiny living fiend.

Tiny Home Builders Blog

Mariah moved from 1500 sq. ft. of space into a 100 sq ft vintage trailer, and then into a tiny Honda Element with her partner (35 sq. ft.). She helps people get rid of their crap and stop indulging in bad habits, so that they can live happier, tinier, more fulfilling lives filled with people and travel and loved ones, not garbage. Mariah teaches an 8 week Tiny Transition and Downsizing e-course, which is like a bootcamp for those wanting to declutter their spaces, minds, and lives with the help of a fantastic support group.

Living tiny is only partially about the actual tiny house object, and 90% of it is decisions you make, the attitude you have, and how you live your life day to day. I mean it. Yep, I said it. The number one reason people want to live a tiny life! There is nothing on television. Student from China Builds a Tiny House. This wooden house has kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and even a patio.

Student from China Builds a Tiny House

How to Size Your Off-Grid Solar Batteries. 1.

How to Size Your Off-Grid Solar Batteries

Inverter size To determine the inverter size we must find the peak load or maximum wattage of your home. This is found by adding up the wattage of the appliances and devices that could be run at the same time. PV 101: Calculating Electrical Loads. PV 101: How To Calculate Electrical Loads for Solar In the last PV 101 Installment we discussed the basic principles of photovoltaics (PV) and modules.

PV 101: Calculating Electrical Loads

When designing an optimal solar electric system for grid-tie or off-grid, the first step is determining daily average electricity usage or loads. This article will review the basics, as well as important considerations when calculating your electrical loads… First Things First: Use Energy Efficiently! Get Your SIP Bid from Western SIPs.

Information Needed: In order for us to prepare an estimate we will need to get building plans.

Get Your SIP Bid from Western SIPs

Your plans will need to include: Location (City, State, and Zip) Floor plan with dimensions Elevations and roof pitches Building section(s) showing wall heights Roof Plan Panel thickness that you need for the walls and roof (eg. walls 6 inch, roof 8 inch) Projected construction date Additional Design Information: If you are aware of some of the design criteria information that may impact your cost. SIP Precision Panel Tacoma. Artisan Tiny House via NW Structures (SIP) Tilt and Turn Windows Pricing. Sol Haus Design. Vina’s Tiny House is designed to be off the grid with solar panels and passive heating/ cooling techniques.

Sol Haus Design

The interior includes non-toxic healthy interior finishes. Many building materials are reclaimed from Habitat ReStore. Building materials are locally sourced to support the local economy and to reduce carbon footprint. ReBuilding Center. Hy-Tech Insulating Paint shopping cart.