This is a totally off-the-grid home. Eventually we will install solar panels on the south-facing roof to meet our very modest electrical needs. For now, we fire-up a generator whenever we need to run the water pump.
The water heater, stove, refrigerator, heat, and some of the lighting run on propane.
Readers accustomed to the tiny homes I have covered until now may reject this as contrary to my blog's "ideas for living on a sustainable scale" theme, especially when they find out it's a vacation home. I ask them to keep the following things in mind. First, I share this with my wife, child, a bunch of rescued animals, and frequently, overnight guests. Second, the average American home is over 2,500 square feet, this is only about 1/3 of that. When we're not there, all appliances are shut down so it is not consuming a thing.
|Living Area Looking Toward Dining Area with Kitchen Beyond|
|Bathroom Showing Sun-Mar Composting Toilet|
If you climb the stairs to the top level you'll find a small area that we use as a guest sleeping area, plus two bedrooms.
|Guest Sleeping Alcove|
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