Kenny Foust submitted the first design to Simple Solar Homesteading’s awesome “Off-Grid Houses on the Move” Contest, which runs now through October. If you have an off-grid portable housing design (or actual structure!) you’d like to submit, you can see the rules for the contest here. Winners get prizes so it’s worth a try!
He submitted pictures of a real 24-long house-on-wheels that he built on a 1976 Doge dualie. It’s 7.5 feet wide, and 9.5 feet tall. Inside the basic structure has a hot water heater and 20 gallon tank for showers, as well as a DIY composting toilet. The rest of the home runs on solar power with a dorm fridge, microwave, induction cooktop and coffee maker. It even has a fold up back deck! Cool.
Check out the photos below, and get more build details over a Simple Solar Homesteading.
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First Off-Grid Houses on the Move Submission!
Look at that awesome folding deck!
There’s a skylight over the shower area for extra headspace.
Recycled cabinets and more kept the place low-cost.
Simple composting toilet in the shower stall.
Here you can see the panels he used to create the frame.
- 1976 Dodge Dualie
- Built with 2″ extruded polystyrene panels
- Composting toilet
- Shower with 20 gallon hot water heater
- Solar-powered: 1100 watts residential power
- Basic appliances in kitchenette
- 24 ft. long
- Made from many recycled materials
- Couple’s High-Top VW Camper with Solar
- Off-Grid Houses On The Move Tiny House Design Contest (2020)
- DIY Off-Grid Eco Cabin Getaway in Texas
Our big thanks to LaMar for sharing! 🙏
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I would buy this. What a great concept.