Meet the Mobile, Off-Grid Tiny Solar House Traveling Across America

| 12/14/2016 9:31:00 AM

Tags: tiny homes, mobile houses, ecotrouism, travel, Michael Chance, California, Washington,


What happens when a passion for solar energy gets combined with enthusiasm for traveling, facilitated by the small-house movement? Enter the Tiny Solar House, a mobile marketing campaign that gives people a first-hand example of the practicability of living in a home powered by solar.

The Tiny Solar House has been on a surprisingly big tour of America the past 6 months, sharing experiences and inspiration of a solar-powered lifestyle. Logging over 10,000 miles since departing from Austin, Texas, in May, the journey has made stops in 15 states and 10 National Parks.

This 210-square-foot off-grid house on wheels is essentially an RV with a different look. The base of the home is a dual-axle trailer atop a structure was framed, insulated, and enclosed.

The Tiny Solar House features a multi-functional living room/office/art studio, kitchen with full-sized fridge, double sink, and propane oven, shower, toilet, and upstairs sleeping loft big enough for a queen-sized mattress.


8/1/2017 11:32:52 PM

Looks very cool. But I wonder about driving down the middle of the road, straddling two opposing lanes, headed into a tunnel... Rather alarming photo!

7/28/2017 8:57:35 AM

Nice home and environmentaly friendly except for the dual wheel diesel pickup truck needed to pull it around.

7/28/2017 8:39:00 AM


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