This is the story of Madison and Raynor, a young couple who bought a Sprinter van and converted it into an amazing off-grid tiny home in only 36 days. The van has a 960-watt solar system and off-terrain tires.
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Couple’s Off-Grid, Solar-Powered Van Conversion That They Converted in 36 Days
Meet Tom and Sophie, they converted an army truck into their 72 sq. ft. off-grid tiny home. It’s equipped with solar power, a custom pulley bed, and much more. It’s basically a total adventure machine! Since November 2017 Tom and Sophie have been traveling in their Lorry tiny home exploring Europe and enjoying some surfing along the way.
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Off-Grid Living in a 72 Sq. Ft. Converted Army Truck
The solar powered pod called the Innovation Pod is a modular structure that can be configured to different shapes, sizes, and purposes: Like a tiny house, coach house, mobile office, art gallery, food truck, and more.
This pod prototype was built and designed by Ottawa’s prototypeD, and is currently operated by MadeMill as a mobile digital media lab.
It’s unique curved roof was built with corrugated metal and the pod is powered with 3kW of solar power feeding into an 11kWh battery bank.
Not only does the house feature space for a downstairs queen-sized bed surrounded by bay windows, it has two large lofts with 4 ft. of head clearance because of the barn-style roof. A simple ramp connects the loft to the rooftop deck where you can perch a couple chairs and enjoy some iced tea.
Check out the pictures and then take the video tour for all the details!
No, it’s not “tiny,” but Jacqueline’s Solar-Powered New Mexico Artist’s Studio, on 10 beautiful acres, looks like the spot to be!
The 800 sq. ft. home sits near the Chama River Valley and is completely off-grid. This might be the perfect spot to start your self-sufficient life. It’s currently for sale and you can get in touch with Jacqueline with more questions or an offer at [email protected].
This is Callie’s Coop, a solar-powered tiny house homeless shelter designed by a 5th grader — that cost a whole $10 to build.
Callie designed this micro pod for a school project, and I’ve never seen a 5th grader with so much poise describing her brilliant creation. It includes everything from a solar oven to a rainwater catchment system to a composting toilet. And by using reclaimed materials, she kept the cost down to a meager $10 bill. Now that’s impressive!
She’s just proof that you’re never too young to start changing the world. Go Callie! (And big thanks to RelaxShacks for this video).
The Grengine is an eco-friendly generator that’s completely silent, emission-free and ultra-lightweight so it would work well for off-grid tiny homes and van-dwelling:
THE WORLD’S ONLY power system featuring interchangeable super batteries. Each battery pack has 1200 Watt hours to keep you going, and going…and going. Charge it from your wall, your car, or from the sun and then take it where you need it. Camping? Construction? Home backup? The GRENGINE™ has you covered.
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