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Off Grid Tiny House for Environmentally Conscious Millennials

The purpose of this off grid tiny house was to offer young couples or millennials the ability to live outside the hustle and bustle of the big city.

To have the ability to live off grid in a tiny house while being more environmentally friendly is the idea here.

Initially  research was collected to see what young people wanted.

Data showed not everyone was completely ready to move off-the-grid. Or to even live in a smaller space.

The goal behind this design was to get young couples comfortable with the idea of living small, simple, but not completely off-the-grid.

Tiny House Designed for the Environmental-Friendly Millennial Generation

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Images © Jordan Spuck via Simple Solar Homesteading


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Images © Jordan Spuck via Simple Solar Homesteading

What do you think of this off grid design?

Would it meet your needs? Why or why not?

Let us know if you want to in the comments below.

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  • pamela July 16, 2014, 8:25 pm

    I really can’t speak for millenials but, this “boomer” LOVES this house design.
    I believe that as solar and wind energy systems improve, it will be totally possible for small homes like this to be completely off the grid without loss of important conveniences.
    I especially like the rainwater catchment system as well.
    Add some raised bed gardens and perhaps some permaculture areas with fruit and nut trees and you would have the ability to live a good healthy and fulfilling life without being enslaved to corporate food and energy systems.
    I totally support and believe in the tiny house movement, especially as it begins to incorporate off grid capabilities. 😀

    keep up the good work!

  • sc July 16, 2014, 8:28 pm

    very nice but that loft is an accident waiting to happen.

  • Peter Chapman July 16, 2014, 9:18 pm

    A query… if the main windows are oriented (for the northern hemisphere) to the south, that means the solar panels on the sloping roof are oriented to the north, which would deliver reduced solar efficiency. Am I missing something here? How have the designers approached this issue?

    • Liz H. July 19, 2014, 9:43 pm

      From the deeply shaded portion under the shorter roof on the same side of the house as the solar panels, I’d say that was the south side. Unless you live where it doesn’t get extremely cold with strong north winds I don’t think you’d want all that glass on the north. Here in southern Kansas I know I wouldn’t.

      • Peter Chapman July 20, 2014, 6:45 am

        Thanks Liz H., and I DID miss something, as I now see the plan has a north direction indicated. Given this, I have reservations about the design, as I think I would like to see a better balance of light on the southern aspect, and I also suspect the steep pitch of the roof could make maintenance difficult (solar panels need cleaning to maintain their efficiency).

  • amy July 17, 2014, 3:08 pm

    Love the idea of this alot! Only question I have is would this have the ability to support 2 other people in home also? Looking to down size but still have children. Talked to them about downsizing and they are crazy over the idea.

  • Alli8 August 27, 2014, 9:45 pm

    I love the idea. Not sure about the details-but many leaps in the right direction. I prefer something more simple. I have a husband & daughter. We love the idea of small, efficient, calm, beautiful & (completely) off-the-grid-self-sustaining even. We even talked to an architect years ago about it, but he thought we should have “normal” electricity, air/heat, etc. & a bigger plan than we were thinking of-“in case”. So, bless the architect, but we’ve been researching even more since then deciding to do what is right for us…and we’ll get there & however it ends up, it’ll be awesome & perfect (for us). That is what matters.

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