The Tiny Solar House is a 210-square-foot off-grid home on wheels that's powered by six 280-watt photovoltaic panels. The owner, an advocate of clean energy, has taken his tiny house on a journey across the U.S. to visit national parks and educate people about the advantages of smart, solar-powered design.
The tiny mobile home measures approximately 18 feet long and 9 feet wide and it was constructed with a cedar exterior using vertical tongue-and-groove siding and long walls. It features a living room / office space; a kitchen with a fridge, double sink and a four-burner stove; a bathroom with shower and compost toilet; a sleeping loft with a queen-sized mattress and storage space.
The solar panels installed on the roof generate enough clean energy to keep the house powered throughout the day. These are connected to maintenance-free deep cycle AGM batteries and a MidNite Solar charge controller and Xantrex inverter that keep the system running throughout the night.
During its five-month journey across the country, The Tiny Solar House has visited Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. The owner is planning to go on a tour of the East Coast this fall, followed by a tour of the West Coast in the winter and a trip to the Northwest in the spring.
Photos via The Tiny Solar House