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Update: Hey! This sale has expired but if you’re reading this anytime before or during October 18-20, 2021 you can enjoy a rare site-wide 15% discount on Jackery solar generators, panels, and power banks. Click here to learn more.

This is a review of the Jackery Solar Generator 1000 (Portable Power Station with two 100W Solar Panels and also an announcement for their upcoming Black Friday Sale, which will be the best time to pick one up. The sale starts November 26, and ends November 30th, 2020. The E160, E240, E500, E1000, and the solar panels will all be discounted.

Jackery was kind enough to send us one of their solar generators to review which I’ve been toying with over the last week. It’s the Jackery Explorer 1000, or E1000, along with two 100W folding solar panels. This system gives you the ability to recharge your generator in as little as 8 hours, which then gives you the power for 13 laptop charges, 7 hours of refrigeration, 40 minutes of electric stove, or 76 hours of light, just for a few examples. It’s great for camping, outdoor activities, or even just to use green energy around the house in everyday life. You can use it to power your blender, juicer, power tools, and various other appliances. Something like this can also be handy for videographers, photographers, and podcasters on the go. So far, I love it. And I’m finding more and more ways to use.

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Reporting on the Jackery Solar Generator 1000 with Solar Panels

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This is a sustainable small house with solar-power and rainwater-collection near Melbourne, Australia that you can rent on Airbnb.

It’s a sustainable off-grid home on a secluded 20 acres with rainwater collection, solar panels, batteries, a Rota-Loo composting toilet system, and eleven cows on the property. How would you like to live in a setting like this?

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Sustainable Off-Grid Small House with Solar and Rainwater System in Victoria, Australia

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Photos via Robert/Airbnb

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This self-sufficient tiny house on wheels is powered by 1,680 watts of rooftop solar panels and a 750 amp-hour battery bank.

It features a sleeping loft, bathroom with shower and compost toilet, kitchen with double sink, gas stove, and storage, plus a spacious living room with lots of windows and natural light.

So what do you think, is this a tiny house you can see yourself in?

The Tiny Solar House For Sale!

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This is how one day your windows can help power your home using transparent solar panels as windows! If you’re interested in learning how that works, watch the video and links below! Would you consider using solar panel windows for your tiny or small house if/when they become available?

Solar Panel Windows?! Yes..

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Living in a tiny container house may not be for everyone. In a country where the average house size is 2400 square feet, most people could not imagine being in 160 sq. ft. or less. But creating a comfy, functional container home became an obsession for one person. Christoph Kesting, the creator of The Container House in Guelph, Ontario, sold his own home to finance the 18-month project.

It comes down to the basics. Everyone needs shelter, food, and water. In the modern world that translates to four walls and a roof, somewhere to sleep, a way to cook your meals, clean running water, a place to wash, and a method of disposing of your waste. Everything else is a luxury. Kesting and a group of volunteers worked together to transform the former shipping container into an environmentally friendly tiny home.

The Container Home is structured with mostly recycled or repurposed materials and gets its power from a large solar panel on the exterior of the box. Its structural design maximizes sun exposure with two large French doors. The home is also designed to be partially buried into the side of a hill to help with temperature control.

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Tiny Shipping Container Home Built with Cob

Solar Tiny Container House Built with Cob

Images © Container House Ontario

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This is definitely NOT a tiny cabin but it’s still an awesome solar off-grid log cabin on 20 acres for sale in Michigan.

It has three rooms, one bathroom, and a large kitchen. The cabin is self sufficient with solar panels and is located on prime hunting land.

Even though it looks small in the photos, the total space inside is listed at 1700 sq. ft. including the loft space. Again, I know, it’s NOT tiny, and it’s hardly small, but I still thought you might enjoy it especially if you have a big family (or want a big family).

Solar Off-Grid Log Cabin on 20 Acres For Sale

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Images © Gary Bailey II/Crossroads Realty MI/Craigslist

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Brenda Kelly’s off grid shipping container tiny house is truly a dream come true for her since she has been dreaming of a home like this since she was a 13 year old girl.

She kept part of the container as a covered outdoor porch area to keep the structure at 107 sq. ft. (10 square meters) so she can abide with her local zoning regulations in Auckland, New Zealand.

When you look inside I think you’ll be impressed with her interior design and layout choices. Brenda has managed to create a work at home office space, kitchen, living room area, a bedroom with a wardrobe, and a spacious bathroom.

This container home sits on concrete blocks for a foundation, it’s powered by two solar panels, and is even set up with a rainwater collection system.

Woman’s 107 Sq. Ft. Off Grid Shipping Container Tiny House

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Images © Living Big in a Tiny House

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This 400 sq. ft. solar off-grid small house design was submitted as part of LaMar’s off grid tiny house design contest where you can win up to $500 for submitting your own design.

But this 16′ x 25′ small home is designed to be a spacious, space saving, creative tiny home that’s fun to live in and share with others if you wanted to.

There will be solar roof mounted hot water heater, a unique upstairs deck/balcony, large kitchen, solar panels, and so much more.

400 Sq. Ft. 16×25 Off Grid Small House

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See the rest of it and learn more below:

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I’m excited about building up a list of up and coming as well as current tiny house communities and in this post I’m introducing you to the 333 acre Sacred Mountain Sanctuary Eco Village which is in Candler, North Carolina.

It’s near Asheville (about 25 minute drive away) and it is a new permaculture eco village that is still being developed. Right now it’s possible to arrange a visit, stay in a cabin, and learn about permaculture.

And in this post you’ll get to tour some of their tiny houses virtually, take a video tour of the village, and check out their website, blog and Facebook page to learn more and connect with Sacred Mountain Sanctuary.

Tiny Cabin Eco Village: Sacred Mountain Sanctuary

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All Images © Sacred Mountain Sanctuary

I encourage you to see and learn more about this amazing little eco-village below:

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