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This is Rob’s off-grid, passive solar tiny cabin in New Mexico.

It’s a 12′ by 48′ cabin including the porches. From the outside, you’ll notice it has a slanted shed-style roof with rainwater collection. Inside, you’ll find a living area, dining, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. All designed and built with passive solar in mind to conserve energy on cooling. What do you think?

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Off-Grid, Passive Solar Tiny Cabin in New Mexico

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This is Rupert McKelvie’s fantastic model design of a sustainable, off-the-grid, “efficient yet aesthetic” cabin for rent on the wooded banks of the River Teign. He has a workshop, Out of the Valley, where he will create more of these fantastic tiny homes.

Outside, you’ll notice a quaint rectangular home covered in horizontal wooden clapboard. The metal roof tops it off and two huge sliding doors provide light and entrance into the home.

On the inside, you’ll find a rare luxury in tiny homes: a bed on ground level. Although there is also a loft space for storage, you can sleep in the first level instead. The home is heated by an adorable tiny wood-burning stove, which makes it off-the-grid and toasty in the cooler months. The house features an exposed-beam ceiling and a corner dinette with cushioned bench seating. The bathroom contains a beautiful stone tile bath with rain shower head, and a sink mirrored on the outside of the house as well. A covered porch overlooks the rolling English landscape reminiscent of the Shire.

Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!

Sustainable, Off-Grid Modern Tiny Cabin in Devon, England

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Images © outofthevalley.co.uk

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This is a guest post by Michael Scheer about his two off-grid cabins in Northern Arizona.

My name is Michael and about 5 years ago I wanted an off grid place for vacation and retirement. Like many others I am tired of bills, bills, bills and knew I would never have enough money to retire on unless I became debt free and my home was paid off.

A couple years passed and as things happened I had a friend who went through a divorce (I recently moved out of my ex-girlfriends home 8 months prior) and he needed help monetarily in order to buy a home and asked me to move in. The move cut my rent in half and enabled me along with my bonus check to purchase some land I found in northern Arizona at about 6500 ft elevation. Summers are mild with highs in the low 90’s high 80’s and winters are in the 40’s and 50’s with light snow. I picked up 6 acres for less than $4k.

Months later I decided to put in my first cabin. I bought a 10′ x 18′ cabin shell from Weather King Portable Cabins for approximately $4,200. I put in paneling, bed, couch, small coleman table/sink combo and shelving. I also purchased some solar panels and four 35amp hour batteries for power. I camped out until the cabin was delivered, this was in late May.

I had everything unpacked and was getting ready to work on the cabin when long behold a blizzard hit, my paneling was flying across the land, stuff was getting wet and the temperature went from 75 degrees to 30 degrees in a matter of minutes. Luckily, I have one neighbor (only one) who lives about 100 yards away who came to help, we got everything inside and covered and the learning experience began. Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!

Man Builds Two Off-Grid Cabins in Northern Arizona


Images © Michael Scheer

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Even though Adam and Karen don’t include themselves to be part of the tiny house “movement”, their 280 square foot cabin certainly qualifies it be featured here.

Their goal in building the home was finding the right balance between function, character and cost. Karen and Adam found the property on the way back from a friend’s wedding.

After hiking up the driveway (their car couldn’t make it), and discovering the breathtaking scenery and waterfalls, they made an offer on it 5 days later.

Adam and Karen’s Tiny Off-Grid House

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Images © equinunkcabin.blogspot.com

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