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Off Grid Solar Tiny Cabin with Yurt Guest House

I thought you’d also like this off grid solar tiny cabin this morning.

And it even has a yurt nearby that functions as a little guest house for visitors.

This is the off-grid homestead of Dan Timmerman who is a cyclocross racer.

His teammate, Dan Chabanov, photographed the home which is in the Finger Lakes of New York.

Tiny Off Grid Solar Cabin Homestead

Tiny Off Grid Solar Cabin

Images: Dan Chabanov

I encourage you to explore the rest of the homestead below:

Interior of the Tiny Cabin with Guests

Tiny Off Grid Cabin Interior

Around the Homestead


An off grid homestead wouldn’t be complete without some chickens.

Yurt Guest House

Yurt Guest House

And of course a little room (and privacy) for guests.


Found via Cabin P*rn.

Photos by Dan Chabanov

Owned by Dan Timmerman

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • LaMar
    November 7, 2013, 11:07 am

    Now that’s what I like!
    Very simple and homey and sustainable.

  • alice h
    November 7, 2013, 12:26 pm

    Sure reminds me of my old Yukon shack days. Nice to have a space for guests too.

  • Brian Melanson
    November 8, 2013, 11:34 am

    I live in the Yukon. Our trapline is a fly in. Our cabin design came from This site. We built it from logs. But it’s solar powered when the sun is up. Many fouls live in small cabin homes as they heat easy, and perform their function. Living like this has freed my wife and I from debt and stress related to rolling costs of large condominium living. We’re now under 12,000$ a year living expense. That’s what life is about. Getting out there not slaving to the energy companies or the banks. Cheers

  • Mel
    March 2, 2014, 11:03 am

    Love it, a great example of living life!

  • Glema
    June 13, 2014, 3:09 pm

    Living Simple, Beautiful! This is a home not just a house. God bless this tiny home and all who live or go there. In Jesus name Amen
    Thanks for sharing Alex reminded me of home as a child.

  • Todd Moore
    January 4, 2015, 6:28 pm

    Reminds me of a Few quotes by Thomas Jefferson …A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have. Thomas Jefferson

    When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe. Thomas Jefferson

    The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.€Thomas Jefferson

    It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.€Thomas Jefferson

    “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” Thomas Jefferson

    “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.” Thomas Jefferson

    “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” Thomas Jefferson

    “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” Thomas Jefferson

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” Thomas Jefferson

    “To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.” Thomas Jefferson

    “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” The Federal Reserve Bank (The FED) is a private bank.” Thomas Jefferson in 1802:

  • Nancy
    January 5, 2015, 12:21 pm

    We’d have loved to do this 50 yrs ago…came close! What wonderful use they’re making of the land…all of their dried herbs, etc! Love it! Their space is well-used snd loved.

  • Liz
    June 10, 2015, 2:03 pm

    How can you even tell what it looks like when you have one picture of the outside, one picture of a messy room, a picture of two chickens, and someone walking into a tarp covered shed of some sort?

    • JaninHotHemetCa
      June 10, 2015, 3:11 pm

      correction: Three chicken’s!!! ^ ^ ^ These folks are living close to the bone,, great happy busy interior. Jan

  • Lynnette
    June 10, 2015, 4:38 pm

    Whew that’s one busy interior. Gives me slight anxiety.

  • Rich
    June 10, 2015, 4:46 pm

    Correction, 2 chickens and 1 rooster!

    • Cooltruth
      January 2, 2016, 10:45 pm

      The two in front are roosters and the one in the back is a hen. They’ve kinda got it backwards! Better to have two hens and one rooster keeping chickens. Hens lay eggs, roosters wake you up crowing… on second thought, maybe all three chickens should be hens! Very livable looking little cabin. I’m fixing up a camper that somebody was fixing it up for a woodstove inside. Will have to redo some of the walls but for what I got it for it was a decent deal. Maybe should put up some before and after pictures on here.

  • Theo
    June 10, 2015, 5:54 pm

    Generates more questions than answers.

    • Theo
      January 4, 2016, 12:54 pm

      The outside looks very poorly made, looks like warped boards, gaps, no protective coating, etc. Didn’t see any mention of sleeping accommodations in it. No mention of a loo either, so I suppose that is outside. And whatever that ‘spare room’ is, it is not even close to being a yurt. The only part that interested me is the solar, and there were no details on that at all.

  • dea
    June 10, 2015, 7:28 pm

    there is no question that this one is lived in! I see herbs hangin etc…nothing’s picture perfect because it’s life, not Better Homes & Gardens…lol all good…I’m ever curious though…

  • kristina nadreau
    January 2, 2016, 10:45 pm

    when people were living like this because they had to, (17 & 1800’s), they died off in their 40’s.

  • Susan
    December 1, 2020, 12:23 pm

    It’s nice to see interiors with actual people living in them. It’s a much more realistic view of what it’s like to live tiny/small. I only wish there were more pictures to enjoy!

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