This tiny solar house was designed and built by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society. I found them on Facebook not long ago and wanted to share their tiny home with you because it has three Silicon Energy PV modules, solar air heat, and even solar hot water.
The SIP (Structural Insulated Panels) came from The Chuba Company who you can also find on Facebook. If you’re not familiar with SIPs, check out this post. A company called Applied Energy Innovations also helped with the construction of this tiny house.
It’s 8′ x 16′ and has additional storage in the back to store power with batteries. There’s also extra room there for hot water storage and any other extra systems. To explore more amazing tiny homes like this, join our Tiny House Newsletter. It’s free and you’ll be glad you did! We even give you free downloadable tiny house plans just for joining!
Updated January 3, 2019
Tiny Solar House on Wheels: Passive Solar Designed THOW Built with SIPs by Minnesota Renewable Energy Society
This solar tiny house was made possible thanks to Laura Cina, Joel Cina, Chris Burrington, Timothy Pendergast, Larissa Starr Maranell, Andrew Steven Richardson, The Chuba Company and Applied Energy Innovations.
I encourage you to enjoy the rest of the home below:
Below are the SIP panels going up which already come super insulated. What a great way to build a house, right? You just got to have some help!
Again, the SIP panels going up thanks to the help of three people.
They used a forklift to get the SIP roof panels on.
Finally, the house wrap to keep the structure moisture tight.
Below you can see that almost all of the siding is done but the roof still needs to be finished.
Nice work everybody!
Below is the tiny house all finished and on display.
I like how it looks better with the trailer and wheels showing.
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