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Tiny Solar House Allows Its Owners To Live Off The Grid

by Jessica Rothhaar
Jessica is a freelance writer for LittleThings. She’s a proud Pittsburgher that loves to drink tea and adopt cats in her spare time. When she's not hanging out with her kitties, Kiwi and Galdalf, she's most likely in a bridesmaid dress attending another wedding. She is a self-proclaimed Slytherin and would like to visit Harry Potter World as soon as possible!

Making the move to live in a tiny home is drastically different than moving from one normal-size house to another. It’s a complete lifestyle overhaul.

Many people who make the decision to downsize to a tiny home already live in a green and frugal way. They simply decide to take it one step forward by reducing their carbon footprints in a big way.

Tiny homes are also the perfect type of living space if you enjoy traveling. These little homes are easy to tow to your favorite destination, and typically have all the hook-ups necessary to camp out for a while. With the right equipment, tiny home owners can live off the grid for weeks at a time.

One enormously helpful piece of equipment that many tiny home owners implement are solar panels. Scroll through below to see how this amazing mini home utilizes solar panels in a fantastic way!

Would you ever consider going off the grid if you had the right type of home to do it? Let us know in the comments!

[H/T: Tiny Solar House]

This tiny solar house featured on Tiny House Swoon is perfect for anyone who doesn’t mind living simply in order to travel all over the U.S.

So far, its owners have traveled from the border of Mexico all over the state of Texas.

The couple doesn’t plan to slow their travels down anytime soon, thanks to the six SolarWorld panels on the roof of their tiny home.

Because of their new solar array, hooking up to an electric system every day is no longer necessary.

In fact, these travelers have been able to rely on the power of the sun for weeks at a time before having to plug in again. Talk about off-the-grid living!

When the sun is shining, the solar panels convert sunlight into energy that can be used to power anything you see here that relies on electric current.

A battery bank stores any energy that’s not used so that it doesn’t go to waste.

The tiny kitchen in this home has all the standard items you’d need when traveling.

The kitchen includes a wraparound butcher block, double sinks, a stove and an oven, and customized kitchen counters for flexibility.

The living space is simple, but cozy.

The built-in couch faces a huge projection screen for nights when the homeowners want to kick back and watch a movie!

The entire interior is trimmed with a beautiful stained pine and covered with plank laminate flooring.

The colors in this tiny home coordinate very well.

This home might be 18 feet long and 9 feet wide, but even the tiniest of homes still have room on the walls for some artwork!

Right up the stairs, off of the living room, is a small loft with enough room to fit a queen-size mattress.

The tiny-home travelers have been relying on their handy solar system since Earth Day 2016.

They’ve continued to document their travels on their website, and the places they’ve been able to visit are incredible!

Let us know what you think of this couple’s incredibly tiny, solar-powered home in the comments, and don’t forget to SHARE with the avid travelers in your life!