Want a job that involves traveling to music festivals across the country? Meet SPECK, the solar-powered electronic charging kiosk that offers an off-grid business opportunity perfect for mobile concessions. Originally designed for music festival vending, SPECK can also host events or serve as a tiny mobile house. Interested green entrepreneurs may want to hurry—the one-of-a-kind structure is on the market for a hair under $17,000.
The owners custom-built the 384-square-foot solar-powered vending vehicle from the ground up in 2014. Set atop a reinforced trailer, the quirky kiosk is built in the shape of a house laid on its side. The framework is constructed from two-inch steel tubing, treated 2x4s, and skinned and treated t1-11. Aromatic red cedar clads the facade, the color of which is sharply contrasted by bright green paint that covers the front and rear deck as well as the edges of the house and windows. The interior includes two rooms, one that can be used as a bedroom or storage, and the other created as a concession vending area. Electrical outlets are conveniently located both inside and outside the structure for lighting and other purposes.
The SPECK is compact enough for the road, however its motor-powered retractable front and back porches can expand the building’s footprint to a width of 15.5 feet and a length of 28 feet. Solar panels provide over one kilowatt of power stored in 24 6-volt Deep Cycle Duracell batteries. Equipped with five 16-ply tires and a customized central I-beam, the kiosk has a carry capacity of 15,000 pounds and is easily pulled by a strong one-ton truck. The SPECK is on sale for $16,995 on Tiny House Listings and is currently parked in Norcross, Gerogia.