Off-Grid Tiny House Tour: All the Features of a Tiny Home Off the Grid

Bob Clarizio
by Bob Clarizio

Today we have a huge punch list to finish on this really cool off-grid tiny house that we are building for a special client. It has a lot of cool features.

Here are some of the features of the off-grid tiny house:

Tiny house raised bed

1. A bed that goes up and down

This will be a bed that will be able to be raised up to the ceiling. It’s all controlled by a switch. What’s cool about that is that you can basically have one queen-sized bed or two queen-sized bunk beds. 

2. The dining area 

Eat-in table area

This is going to be the eat-in table area. 

Storage in a tiny house

You can see that we’ve got a lot of storage. This is a full compartment that’s accessible from both sides, where you can put your snowboards or skis. We’ve got drawer storage and flip storage. 

Kitchen in a tiny house

3. The kitchen

We also have tons of countertop space, a refrigerator, a cooktop, and a big sink. All the drawers on this off-grid tiny house can latch and will pop open when you push them.

Off-grid solar and water in a tiny house

4. Solar and water set-up

The solar set-up is here. Basically, we had to fit all the batteries, including a lithium-ion 48-volt battery and a 3600-watt inverter. And this little pad controls the five solar panels on the roof. It’s all behind cabinet doors that close. You’ll never know it’s there. 

On the other side, tucked underneath the opposite cabinet, we have a 100-gallon water storage for fresh water. This unit is 100% off the grid. We’ve also got storage tanks below.

Bathroom in a tiny house

5. The bathroom

The bathroom is cool because the back wall is on an angle, so with a 20-foot trailer, we can make it feel bigger by pushing the wall out at an angle.

In the bathroom, there is a vanity sink and a 36-inch shower. The customer wanted a composting toilet, so we added it separately. But underneath the toilet, there is also a regular hookup, in case you wanted to change this to a regular RV toilet. There is also a cabinet, with tons of storage. 

Tiny house design

6. The design

One of the things I like about this unit is the contrast between the light walls and the dark ceiling.

Off-grid tiny house tour

This is a really cool window because it pops out so you can use it to serve people drinks, or as a concession stand, you have the prep kitchen inside, and a window to serve people. The window protects against rain coming in. All the windows on the unit are awning windows, so you can leave them open during the rain.

Off-grid tiny house tour

Building an off-grid tiny house doesn’t have to be difficult. What is your favorite feature of this off-grid tiny house? Let us know in the comments. 

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  • Bsu64987827 Bsu64987827 on Nov 09, 2022

    Cost and location

  • Kytn Embree Kytn Embree on Nov 19, 2022

    For Maine with the winters could a small pellet stove or smoker be added for heat source/cooking source.

    Are these available in maine and around what price range.

    That was gorgeous and I'd be interested in learning more