This is a 200 sq. ft. off grid tiny house sent in by Andrew Cox.
Hey there, check out my 200 sq. ft. tiny house. It’s hidden in high desert of the Pacific Northwest and is 100% off the grid. Composting toilet, 12 volt power (totally wired and lighted throughout), propane & wood stoves. Easily sleeps 4 and totally set-up for the prepper. Completely over built and over insulated as the weather varies wildly between the negative teens and triple digits. Buttons up nicely for long term storage.
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200 Sq. Ft. Off Grid Tiny House
Images © Andrew Cox
Images © Andrew Cox
Interview with Builder
What are the dimensions of the cabin?
Outside dimensions are 10x20x12.5′ high ( the exact dimensions that let you build in the county without a permit)
Did you build it yourself? Who helped?
I hired a contractor after interviewing a ton of guys that could share my vision of long-term storage, low maintenance, and survival of the elements.
How long did it take you to build it?
About 3 weeks. 2 weeks to build and another week to outfit/wire/furnish
How much did it cost you to build?
Just about $18,000 not counting the land. It was $3000 to clear the land and pour the concrete pad and $12,500 to build it. Then $2000 for the super-low clearance wood-stove and pipe. The rest was furniture, the rear cabinet /counter unit, toilete, wireing, etc.
Why did you build it? What’s the main goal for it?
Having a get-away in the desert was the main reason, somewhere for enjoying the sun when the weather is garbage in portland (our home town) and being able to enjoy the stars. The other reason was to have a secondary bug-out location for the immenent zombie invasion (or other disaster)
How long have you been wanting to do this?
I’ve owned the land for a number of years and always wanted to do something with it. One day I just decided to do it. It’s walking distance to an airport and I have a pilot’s license so it’s a good, strategic location.
What’s the best part about the cabin to you?
The best part is the off-the-grid feeling with all the comforts of home while remaining very green. We have a toilet, radio, power, woodstove, solar shower, etc. The only shortfall is packing in your own water for use in the sink. That’s why I have a gutter and rain collection system in case we run out. It’s a very cheap, awesome weekend getaway and is an awesome place to stay on the way to backpacking trips.
What’s the biggest thing you learned from the experience?
The desert is a b****. I have to repaint about every year because the weather is so harsh. The ice wreaks havoc on the concrete and the wind pelts the walls. The sage/juniper takes over if you don’t stay on top of it. It’s the worst conditions for a building the the world. Luckily I knew that going in to it.
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