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Living Room 1 – T-Rex Shipping Container – Exploring Alternatives Photo

This is the story of how three used 20-foot shipping containers were turned into an epic waterfront off-grid tiny cabin in Portugal.

David from T-Rex Eco Container is an IT person with a passion for surfing.

He wanted to create the perfect surf getaway for himself…

So he built this incredible off-grid cabin in Portugal using three used 20-foot shipping containers.

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The result is this incredible waterfront tiny house made from recycled shipping containers!

Balcony and View – T-Rex Shipping Container – Exploring Alternatives Photo

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Living in a Yurt – Exploring Alternatives 3

Beige has been living fully off-grid in this tiny Mongolian yurt from Groovy Yurts for over 2 years now.

She doesn’t have electricity so she uses candles for light, she has a woodstove for heating and cooking, and she hauls in water from a nearby spring.

The only item that needs electricity is her phone, which she can charge in her car on her way to and from work.

She’s been living off-the-grid for 2+ years in a Yurt

She's been living off-the-grid for 2+ years in a Yurt - Exploring Alternatives

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Slow Life Pod – Exploring Alternatives 1

This is a 100 sq. ft. off-grid micro cabin on a foundation in Portugal.

Mat & Danielle from Exploring Alternatives recently had the chance to spend a few nights in this extremely tiny off-grid micro pod in Portugal.

They filmed a full video tour (see below) and you might be surprised at how comfortable the space is considering it’s only 100 square feet.

100 Sq. Ft. Off-Grid Micro Cabin on a Foundation in Portugal

100 Sq. Ft. Off-Grid Micro Cabin on a Foundation in Portugal

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Musician Living in a Camper Van – Exploring Alternatives 3

Anthony Roberge is a singer-songwriter from Quebec, Canada who converted a Sprinter van into a budget camper.

He did it so he could travel to shows with all of his gear, and have a free place to sleep afterward.

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Musician’s Sprinter Van Tiny House

Musician Living in a Camper Van – Exploring Alternatives

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Woodworker HouseBoat – Exploring Alternatives 1

Le Koroc is a beautifully handcrafted tiny houseboat built by Richard’s company, Daigno, in Quebec, Canada.

From the outside, it’s hard to believe there’s a full kitchen, a full bathroom (with shower), a large dinette that converts into a bed, and another smaller eating area crammed into this micro cabin.  Not to mention the enormous deck for enjoying the water and fresh air!

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Woodworker Designs and Builds the Perfect Tiny Houseboat called the Le Koroc

Woodworker Designs and Builds the Perfect Tiny House Boat called the Le Koroc

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Mother Daughter Tiny House – Exploring Alternatives 1

Sylvie bought a tiny house to have a permanent, full-time home for her and her teenage daughter.

Living tiny gives her more financial freedom. Her house will be paid for in 10 years, and she already has more flexibility to travel and spend time doing what she loves.

She also hopes that her new minimalist lifestyle will allow her to help save money for her daughter’s studies when the time comes.

Mother and Daughter’s Minimalist Lifestyle

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Overland Travel Family of 5 – Exploring Alternatives 4

Can you imagine doing a 9-month road trip from London to Singapore in this little Land Rover?

This family of 5 did it!

Ray, Marianne, Liam, Seamus, and Declan are an adventurous quintuple who have done multiple overland journeys together.

Family of 5’s Epic Land Rover Adventure!

Overland Travel Family of 5 – Exploring Alternatives 4

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