Yes, travel plans are still a bit uncertain with COVID-19, but you have to put this Irish off-grid tiny home vacation in the mountains on your bucket list!
Nestled in a pine tree grove in the Wicklow Mountains, this tiny house is about a 45 minute drive from Dublin, but just 5 minutes from the nearest town. The home is solar-powered and has a rainwater catchment system to provide running water. A gas fire will keep things warm.
Inside you’ll find a cozy couch, kitchen complete with stove, oven and fridge, and a loft bedroom with a skylight for star-gazing (on clear nights, of course). Book your future stay on Airbnb!
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Vacation in Ireland in this Off-Grid Tiny House!
Such a quaint spot in the mountains.
I love the spindles on the kitchen cabinets!
The ladder slides over to give you access to the bed.
The skylight even opens! (Make sure you close it if it rains…)
Kitchen prep spot with a view.
Look at that deep sink! Amazing.
What would you cook?
The bathroom has a shower, sink, and composting toilet.
Now, this is where I want to have my morning coffee!
Ireland, here I come!
Tiny House living means a more simple way of living, however walking into the space it feels much bigger than expected.
The cosy bedroom loft has a roof window so you can watch the stars at night or the birds and clouds float passed during the day.
Simply slide the ladder across the rail to climb up into the loft sleeping space!
A small fridge, oven, stove and everything else you need to make a big feast, in a small house!
Our Tiny House is very well insulated and has gas fire to keep you cosy in the Winter.
The house is fully off grid and runs on solar electricity and rain fall tank water (we recommend to bring your own drinking water), compost toilet, gas heating and cooking.
NOTE: Because this is an off-grid house there is a chance one of the systems may not work (e.g. if there has not been sun for a long time the solar battery will have no power). The house is equipped with a trouble-shooting guide to assist if this is the case. It is all part of the fun of the off-grid experience!
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I would add a bigger fridge and I definitely would not want to vacation there. I would need to live there.😍
Haha yes yes!
That house is no more off the grid than a 3,000 ft² home on a cul-de-sac in the middle of suburbia. There’s absolutely nothing off grid about a gas fire and a propane stove… living in this building would consume three times the amount of resources that you would be consuming if you lived in the city. This is the exact opposite of off grid. Just because you’re out in the middle of nowhere and you don’t have power from the municipal grid doesn’t mean that you’re off grid… Think about it, why do you go off grid and what’s the motivation? When you boil it all the way The only reason that people go off grid is because the grid is powered by fossil fuels which is completely destroying our planet and quality of life for the next generation. That’s why you go off grid because it’s fossil fueled but if you’re going to move out into the middle of nowhere where you’re going to triple the amount of the same resources and actually add more resources than you weren’t consuming in the city Then you can not refer to yourself as off-grid because that’s just a complete lie and a monumental misrepresentation of what off-grid means and what it takes. This house does way more damage than a house of the same size in an urban setting… It most certainly is not off grid though, that’s for sure! 🤦♂️
Some aspects of this house are definitely off-grid. Most houses in urban areas use flushing toilets instead of composting. They also collect rain water to use for washing dishes and etc. The electricity it uses comes from solar power. How are any of those things not off-grid?
Yes typically as long as one isn’t hooked up to the power or water grid, they’re considered “off-grid.” So in this case, the composting toilet, rainwater collection, and solar power make it off-grid.
@L – Nonsense, by definition off-grid only means not connected to or served by publicly or privately managed utilities. It’s a misconception that off-grid requires a complete separation from all resources and ways to get them. Along with being very impractical as few people will have all the skills, physical ability, and have a property with all the resources for them to live completely cut off without ever needing to buy and trade for things…
Besides, people don’t all just go off-grid just to avoid using fossil fuel.
Like some people just want to be closer to nature, being away from other people, living a more simple life, being able to be more self sufficient, to have enough land to farm and grow their own food, to be more free to do what they want, to go camping, to not be vulnerable to when the grid fails, etc. There are many reasons people can choose to go off-grid that have nothing to do with avoiding using fossil fuel or even require they use less resources to live.
Regardless, they are not using more resources than what is consumed in cities. Just using the composting toilet makes a massive difference in their water usage by over 30%, which also means they’re not contributing to the resources being used up to recycle sewage water at water treatment plants and just because they use gas doesn’t negate that pretty much everything else they’re doing is much more environmentally friendly than how most homes are run.
Most significantly, they using just a fraction of the electricity normal everyday homes uses, there isn’t a bunch of power hungry appliance, etc.
For a reality check on how this home actually compares, the average home can consume over 916 kWh per month, or up to around 30 kWh per day. While this home with the mini-fridge, LED lights, and maybe charging of portable electronics will likely use less than 300 kWh for the entire year!
Wow… gatekeeping much?
My tiny house is off grid because even though there are electric lines running right by the property, we cannot connect to them without having a permitted, traditional dwelling. We are flying under the radar, so to speak. There are lots of ways and reasons to be off-grid. . This little house in Ireland looks a bit too tight for me—not enough headroom over the bed. But it would be fun for a short visit.
That’s a great reason to be off-grid!