This earthbag tiny house story is a guest post by Atulya K. Bingham – share yours!
My name is Atulya K. Bingham. I never thought I’d build my own house. I hadn’t so much as considered it. As far as I knew, I didn’t particularly even like building. I’d never so much as banged in a nail.
Then one night it became clear. As a rain-laden gust of wind lifted the back of my tent clean off the platform, I realized I was going to have to make a home. If I didn’t, either I’d be washed off the Turkish mountain I was camped on, or dragged back to the dreaded day job.
As pools of water collected at the bottom of my sleeping bag, the decision was forged. A friend of mine a few hours along the Turkish coast had built some earthbag bungalows. He’d said the process was straight forward.
There were only two problems: I had just $6000 left in my account, and a month before deep winter set in. After a couple of days of online research, I took a deep breath and embarked on what became the earthbag adventure. It was an endeavor that by its completion had taken me to places I had no idea I could go, and brought in all kinds of on-lookers, doubters, helpers, and life-savers.
Today I’m sitting inside that beautiful handcrafted home. It’s small, 6 meters diameter, but it feels like a palace to me. Not one drop of cement was used and it is 100 percent solar powered. A house isn’t simply a shelter. It’s a life. My home has enabled me to leave behind a world of mind-numbing work and unhealthy lifestyle choices and has given me the chance to live my dream of becoming an author. Please enjoy, learn more and re-share below. Thank you!
One Woman’s Path to Freedom with an Earthbag Tiny House
Images © The Mud Home
This modern solar-powered off grid cabin by Modscape has solar panels, rainwater collection system, and a septic tank installed on the property.
Inside there’s a master bedroom, full bathroom, open living area, and full kitchen. The solar panels and rainwater tanks make it completely off grid ready.
This small cabin‘s interior dimensions are 4.35m x 15m. Or 14′ x 49’. So it has approximately 686 sq. ft. inside.
The cabin also features oak flooring, a large outside deck, and a fireplace inside. Please enjoy and re-share below.
686 Sq. Ft. Modern Solar-Powered Off Grid Cabin
Images © Jaime Diaz-Berrio for Modscape
Rancho Cotage High School students have built an amazing solar-powered off-grid tiny house on wheels. It’s the 98 sq. ft. off grid mobile micro cabin on wheels appropriately named The Independence. (Update: Now SOLD)
You can use it as a backyard micro guest house, an office space, or as temporary housing while you build a larger cabin on your land. In fact, if you did own it, what would you use it for? Full-time living? Vacation cabin? Just curious… Let us know in the comments. I’ll tell you what I’d do with it below.
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Students Build Off-Grid Solar Tiny House
See the rest of this student-built off-grid micro home and see how you might still be able to own it (it might still be available for sale) below:
If you’re looking to go tiny or downsize but don’t exactly want to live in less than 200-square-feet OR be limited by an 8.5-foot wide trailer, then you might like this option. It’s still a tiny house on wheels but it’s a park model because it’s much bigger.
These sort of units are nothing new, and this one is built by Palm Harbor Homes. It has a relaxing beach vibe, doesn’t it? Take a look below, and let us know in the comments, would you consider living tiny in a park model sort of like this one?
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Tiny Cottage with a Loft (Park Model)
via Intimate Home Designs.com