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Dan & Brittany’s Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels

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This is Dan & Brittany’s off-grid tiny house on wheels. They call it the Lucky House.

Instead of renting an apartment, they decided to build their own tiny house instead!

The design is by Laird Herbert of Leaf House which is where the couple bought the plans to build the tiny home. It’s built to be off-grid, ready for cold climate, and is already set up with solar power and deep cycle batteries.

When you go inside, you’ll find a living area, kitchen, bathroom, sleeping loft, and more. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Dan & Brittany’s Off-Grid Tiny House on Wheels


Images © Daniel Gibeau via TetonGravity.com

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Images © Daniel Gibeau via TetonGravity.com

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    November 14, 2015, 6:14 pm

    Nice, simple design! Straight-forward! Clean looking on the outside and with an angle built-in for solar installation! Wonderful!

  • Cris Y~D
    November 14, 2015, 7:47 pm

    What a great amount of information packed into this blog. They have been so generous to share all the links and teach via experience. Their home is warm and inviting. As they seem to be. Thank you for Sharing.

  • Lauren
    November 14, 2015, 8:24 pm

    Wow. I really like this design. I’ve been looking at tiny houses on wheels for a while and have sketched a few designs that I like, but this is really great. Love that it isn’t so large yet has a real living room area and a loft that doesn’t seem too high/steep. Very nicely done!! Thanks for sharing. Would have loved to see more.

  • Bluesgirl
    November 15, 2015, 11:05 am

    Would you have the floor plan for your most amazing tiny home?
    The design, layout is outstanding. Would you have placed a -50 insulation and a warming floor? And is not how are the walls and floors in the colder weather?
    Still I would really like the floor plan so I could build my own just like your’s if that’s ok. I am currently back at getting my license upgraged to A, I have the Z Endorsement and hope to once passed the MTO test to get a career driving for a hopefully local transport company driving full time. Once I earn enough to build such a off the grid tiny house. I am now a newbie minimalist. Not sure how I got forced into this at my age of 60, but here I am trying to do what ever it takes to not have to fall off into the obis of no return emotionally. Wow, what a life I have had one hell of a ride. Not something too many others would or could embark on to tell the tale of woos.
    I am a fighter and hopefully with the helping hand of others that hear me will in some some way do what they can to keep me off the streets.
    I hope some day our Governments would contribute 20 million towards tiny houses for all us Canadians that are homeless. Tjis is a dueable change towards poverty to give each and every homeless person(s) a safe and secure tiny house to get their lives to a better place where they can give back as well in some way…on the pay forward system.
    Please don’t think bad of me, and I don’t think you will…all I’m trying to do is be pro-active in emailing our Government my thoughts on poverty and what I think may be the salvation in helping others in need that don’t have a voice and reaching out to those that know others that can be a catalyst for new change of supplementing funds and housing that doesn’t work for those that are not earning enough, and those that are a family active but have fallen on hard times. We are many homeless that need to reach out for ourselves and others to be heard.
    Back to why I emailed you…love your tiny house design, it’s one of the best I have collected, and would appreciate if you feel it’s okay to do so, to share the house floor plan and that really cool toilet system you’ve got.
    Sincerely and I do hope all in your lives are going well and in all sincerity continue to do so.
    I would really like to hear back on my feelings I shared regarding Homelessness across Canada
    All the best from Heidi/Bluegirl

    • Jerrie
      December 23, 2017, 2:47 pm

      It’s been two years; did you build your tiny home? How are you doing? If so, did you find a place to park it? Was it public land or private? I hope you are doing well Heidi – there are a lot of people trying to get a head of homelessness. Currently, the government in the US is eating up public land and destroying it for corporate interest. Please let us know how things turned out. Best, Jerrie email: [email protected]

  • Mike
    November 16, 2015, 7:52 am

    This is puts the FUN in functional. You need to be careful with visual clutter in a Tiny House and this one seems pretty well edited. A little more planning could tune it to a 10. The big window across the whole kitchen is something that helps immensely. If the dish drainer could double as a plate and dish cupboard within an open-bottomed overhead cabinet, it would smooth out the overhead clutter.

  • Marsha Cowan
    November 18, 2015, 2:43 pm

    Still a favorite!! Love it!

  • Heidi
    November 19, 2015, 6:29 pm

    I absolutely love your home on wheels.
    Reading up on how it’s been built, with material to handle -50
    nasty cold weather, would help in very warm weather I think
    The layout is well thought out to make it feel much more than it its.
    My favorite of all tiny houses I’ve seen so far.

  • Robert Aulicky
    July 16, 2017, 1:21 pm

    Hi Kids,

    Oh My Goodness! What a story and told so colorfully I can see everything without pictures while imagining it getting better with years. For heat try looking at a pellet stove. They are automatic and fill every now and then. Cheaper than propane, all natural and reclaimed from wood waste. Solar is another tough nut to crack. I’m choosing to use AC panels with micro controllers. They can be lied to allowing for charge batteries and/or hook directly to grid lowering the bills. Good option indeed. And water you are so correct never on a outside wall.

    With all this in mind at 67 I am building what I hope is my last house debt free. For newbies you did GREAT! And let the story continue!


  • Larry Burns
    July 17, 2017, 10:55 pm

    I don’t think we need the government to build tiny homes. I think we the people can, I’m filing for 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization for building tiny home’s the homeless. So can more people do that. My plan is to build 50 home’s at a time, that way you buy in lots of 50 and save money over the cost of one at a time. Or even 25 home’s starting out.

  • Jamie
    July 23, 2017, 11:02 pm

    This is faultless design- Easy access loft (how simple), full bathroom, workable kitchen, large kick back and relax space below loft, large windows in the right spots, plumbing all in the same section, storage created by loft walkway, roof design is the simplest way to construct and capture runoff water. (the unusual aesthetic soon grows on you as well)
    Now if I wanted to complicate things increase costs and make construction more difficult I’m sure I could have a different layout? maybe kitchen or bathroom under the loft? what is the standing height under the loft?
    Great length too that is almost portable

  • Michelle James
    July 26, 2017, 7:38 pm

    Wow I love this and I am so much on hard times right now.i would love to have one of these home.i am homeless .my husband left me last October .I have 2 son age 17 and 12 .I was married for 19 years and last year .he just up and left me.he went back to his wife before me.well to much info I guess.so I’m try to learn to make it with out him.so for it’s been almost too years and it put me in a depressing state of mind.i guess you could say so if you could please let me no how I could get one of these homes.this would be such a blessing for a mom and too son.thank you ………mjames

    • Eric
      December 19, 2017, 1:43 am

      Hey Michelle… a bit late in the piece but this is a Leaf House, version 2. Cost of the plans are $150 Canadian. Cost to build? Depends on who builds it and material costs.

      However, really don’t think the design would be good for you and 2 growing boys as it is designed with 1 sleeping platform. Not a lot of room as it was designed for the use of a skiing junkie (hope I haven’t offended him) so good for 1 or 2 people. Was really well insulated for Canadian snowy winters.

  • Gabriella
    July 29, 2017, 10:58 pm

    I like the kitchen because it wraps aroud the waist, buttocks, so you do not run while preparing food. This collocation of the spaces is very convenient (randomly unconventional).

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