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Shakalo 20-ft. Off-Grid Low-Maintenance Tiny House on Wheels

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If you’re lucky enough to own some extra land somewhere, putting a tiny house there for personal family vacations is a great way to get a lower-cost vacation property! That’s what this Colorado couple did. They reached out to Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses to have an off-grid, low maintenance THOW built and delivered to their remote land outside of Durango.

The metal siding should hold up to the wind and snow, and they have multiple off-grid systems, and backup systems, to keep them warm no matter the weather. There’s a loft bedroom, 32″ shower stall, and composting toilet. The build came to about $65,000 without the solar array.

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Durango Cabin Tiny House on Wheels

Love the grey and wood tones.

Kitchen has a two-burner stove top.

Some of the steps have cubbie storage.

They have space for a couch and storage loft.

You can see the water cistern from the window.

Nature’s Head composting toilet in the bathroom.

Shady spot in the trees.


  • Off-Grid
  • Separate solar array in sunny spot
  • Vacation property for family
  • 20 ft. THOW
  • Propane direct vent furnace installed
  • High efficiency mini split provides additional heat/AC
  • Backup generator that runs off the propane tanks
  • Lunos eGo heat recovery ventilator to provide fresh outside air
  • Cream-colored quartz counter top
  • Undermount sink
  • Two burner cooktop
  • 10 cu ft solar fridge
  • Microwave vent hood
  • 32″ shower
  • Composting toilet
  • $62k without solar array
  • NOAH-certified
  • Wire brushed engineered oak flooring
  • Beetle kill pine ceiling
  • Drywall walls

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Husabergchamp
    November 18, 2021, 11:03 am

    I like the idea of buying just bare land to keep the property taxes down and then having a camper/tiny home on wheels there for vacations, seasonal stays, or even full time living if that’s legal.
    Add a storage shed or a small garage for tools and toys and it’s a great get away retreat. You can forego the shed on the land if you can rent a storage shed nearby. More secure storage than having one at your property if you are away for extended periods. Here in Wisconsin a 10X20 is $75 a month and a 10X25 with electric is $110 a month.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      November 18, 2021, 12:51 pm

      If you like remote stays in nature, it’s really the best!

  • Richard Lynn Herrington
    November 18, 2021, 2:27 pm

    This is a very well thought out… well built tiny house. I would not change or add anything.

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