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Snowboarder, Mike, Basich's, off-grid cabin in the woods with hot tub
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Off-grid tiny house in the heart of the Sierras.

Snowboarding pioneer and photographer Mike Basich built himself an epic Tiny off-grid cabin. Without a bedroom or bathroom per se, but equipped with a hot tub and chairlift, this gorgeous Tiny House is most perfectly situated in the heart of the Sierras. © Mike Basich Basich began his career ...

Shipping Container Homes in a Warm Climate might be a good option
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Beautiful shipping container homes - Tiny Houses in warm climates

...cabin. The second shipping container home is a two-storey design with an external staircase and upper as well as lower deck area which has partial cover from the midday sun. Fine for a warm climate tiny house, but I can't see that starcase being practical in the cold north or even in a soggy WA or BC winter climate. ...

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You
Lifestyle, location and commuting

The Best Electric Car - Discover which EV is best for You

...cabin since the delivery of heat is instant once you get in. It’s not like a gas-powered car where you need to let it run a while before it will deliver any heat to the cabin. And that’s what I meant about why people who make a lot of short trips will lose a bit on range in cold weather; each time the car cools down ...

Wood pellet stoves that don't need electric ideal for off grid operation
Wood stove and biomass heat

These wood pellet stoves for off-grid heating don't need electric to operate

...cabin, being off-grid, or if your area suffers power outages over winter. Contact the manufacturer here, in beautiful Oregon, if you want one and please mention EcoHome! Edison ECO-45 battery/solar powered pellet stove The other zero-electric wood pellet stove we like is the Edison ECO-45 from Drolet, which is perh...

Affordable green prefab homes - contemporary rancher style - Abri 1850 BV
Architecture and plan design

Prefab Homes for Sale - Beautiful & Sustainable - Available Now

...cabinets in low VOC & formaldehyde-free plywood with hardwearing UV finish , non-toxic quartz countertops , every effort having been made to ensure these homes have an exceptionally healthy indoor air quality . Passive Solar Homes: leading by design The spectacular picture window in this model range of high-perform...

The Fun Box
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The Fun Box! Solar, wind and human powered luxury living

There seems to be a design trend of trying to out-cool the previously coolest tiny house, and as long as that keeps happening we will keep having great stories and photos to share. Today's winner is the Fun Box, available for a luxurious weekend rental as of the summer of 2013. Made by Le Vertendre, the Fun Box is a...

A Tiny House for sale locally set me thinking, should I buy a Tiny Home?
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ARE TINY HOUSES FOR SALE LOCALLY A GOOD CHOICE FOR A FIRST HOME?

To buy, or not to buy, a tiny house on wheels? That is the question... I’ve recently been looking at Tiny Homes for sale, mostly THOW's , but first, the background. As a single woman approaching the “big 3-0”, and especially with current events forcing changes in everyday life, I realize how lucky I’ve been to spe...