How to Take a Tiny House Off the Grid to Save Energy & Money

by Simplify

When Bryce Langston built his tiny house, one of the most important

aspects for him was to take it off the grid. In this video, he discusses all the systems he used to make that off-grid tiny house possible.

Installing solar panels on the roof

A big part of the journey for Bryce was all about reducing his cost of living, so being off the grid was an important aspect of that. Not having power and water bills was a huge motivating factor for him.

However, when you're living off the grid, you become responsible for generating the things that you need. You become responsible for your own power and water.

If you’re utilizing electricity and you have an abundance of electricity in your house, it's because you have an abundance of solar light. The amount of water that you consume is completely controlled by the amount of rainfall that you're getting in your environment.

The first thing that you need to remember when it comes to designing an off-the-grid system is really to design for your needs. However, the more that you can pare down those needs, the easier it will be for you to create an efficient system.

Bryce utilizes solar panels and rainwater harvesting, and has incorporated practices to make his off-the-grid tiny house water situation better. All throughout the home, he has tried to incorporate both energy and water-saving devices wherever possible.

Off-grid tiny house

The one takeaway he stresses is that going off the grid doesn't have to be a daunting task. It really can be a fun adventure. It is a tremendous learning curve, but there are always people out there who are willing to lend a hand and share their information with you.

Power your house with the sun, enjoy your own rainwater, and deepen your connection and synergy with the natural elements.

For more off-grid living stories, discover this Earthship home made from recycled materials or how this retired couple decided to live off the grid in order to control allergies and become more energy efficient

To see more videos, check out the Living Big in a Tiny House YouTube channel.

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