Essential Items For Your Off-Grid Tiny House
Transitioning from living in a normal sized house into a tiny house can be nerve racking and downright scary at times, but it can also be freeing. Going off-grid can be even more unsettling, but there are some must have items that will help you go off-grid with ease. Of course climates can have play a big role in how easy off-grid living is. A person living in a place like Southern California will generally be much more successful harvesting sunshine then say somebody in Alaska, but on the flip side the person in Alaska would have a much easier time collecting rainwater then the person in Southern California. All these scenarios must be taken into account when planning to go off-grid and no matter what climate or region somebody has pulled it off. Here is our list of Essential Items For Your Off-Grid Tiny House. (All items are directly from Amazon and contain no mark ups in price. Purchasing an item from our list helps us out and at no extra cost to you. Thanks for the help.)
Goal Zero Yeti Solar Generator
This handy device can power lights, laptops, cell phones, tablets, TVs and much more with. This compact portable solar generator can provide extra backup power for your off-grid house or campsite. Can be charged and powered by a solar panel, car lighter or wall outlet. They are also chain-able so you can use multiple Goal Zero Yeti generators for even more power. Comes in 3 sizes each having more power then the next, they are the 150, 400 and 1250.
Goal Zero Boulder Solar Panel
These awesome solar panels are designed by Goal Zero to pair with the Yeti solar generator and come in several sizes and power wattage. The Boulder solar panel charges up your Yeti generator whether on a camping, relaxing for the day at the beach or just hanging around home.
Indoor Solar Lights
These efficient little solar lights provide ample lighting from the suns energy to keep your tiny house well lit. They are very cheap and come with a mini solar panel and a long cord for charging, but can also be charged by usb plug.
Camp Chef Stove
This awesome stove is perfect for heating your tiny house, but also great for drying things with the dry rack or cooking your meals and heating water. It is constructed from heavy duty steel and has adjustable legs for uneven ground. Comes with a 5” chimney pipe that is over ten feet in height and all parts can be stored inside for easy transportation.
Ecotemp Tank-Less Water Heater
The Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater is the original and best-selling portable water heater on the market today. It can provide you with endless hot water wherever you are. The Eccotemp is perfect for campsites, cabins or simply around the house. Wash your car, wash your boat, take a hot shower, or even wash your horse. You can add the Eccotemp L5 Portable Water Heater to a pressure washer for an even better cleaning. This model includes an electronic ignition powered by 2 "D" cell batteries making it great for off grid or other areas where electricity is not readily available. The ideal operating range for the Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater is 20~80 PSI. The system also works great on modified water systems such as a 12-volt pump.
Rain Water Collection Barrel
This excellent water collection barrel can sit flush against a wall and links to other barrels to increase water intake. Save water and money through collecting water for you or your gardening. Built in screens keep out insects and debris. A shut off valve and front positioned overflow helps protects from flooding situations.
Tumbler Composting Bin
A great addition to the off-grid property is this tumbler composting bin to help provide good soil to the garden and reduce waste. Digging and mixing your compost pile by hand is a pain, but with the tumbling design, mixing is easy and efficient. A removable door makes taking the fresh soil out very easy. Two separate chambers allow for one side to be started when the other is finished.
Nature’s Head Composting Toilet
The Nature's Head Composting Toilet is the most reliable choice for portable, self contained, urine separating dry toilets, used for on the water, on the land, or on the road. This toilet was designed by two long time sailors who wanted to create an easy to use toilet system. Designed to withstand the harsh marine environment, it can be used anywhere you need a toilet, especially anywhere that plumbing or electricity is non-existent. RVs or campers, in vacation cabins, workshops, barns, yurts, even trucks. Most importantly, this toilet doesn't have the foul odors associated with all other holding tank systems. The low volume air circulation fan built into the head provides the added benefit of recycling the air in your bathroom which helps make your whole environment smell better.
Renogy Solar Panel Starter Kit
Renogy 100W Monocrystalline Starter Kit is designed for customers new to solar. The Kit is great for off-grid applications, such as RVs, trailers, boats, sheds, and cabins. It has many benefits, including, quiet power production and grid independence. This solar kit comes with all you need for a new system: a 100W 12V Solar Panel, a 30A PWM Charge Controller, a 20ft 10AWG MC4 Adaptor Kit, an 8ft 10AWG Tray Cable, and a set of Z-brackets.
Magnetic Knife Holder
Magnetic knife holder strips provide you with a solution for the shortage of counter space. This powerful magnetic knife bar will last for years. It wont rust and never lose its powerful magnetic charge. It is a simple and convenient solution to help rid the clutter of a bulky knife block.