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Going Solar in a Tiny House

The concept of tiny house living is built on self-reliance and minimization. Transitioning to a tiny house means minimizing your space and belongings, but it also goes hand-in-hand with reducing your negative impact on the environment. It makes sense that many tiny home dwellers choose to fulfill some or all of their energy needs with a photovoltaic (PV) solar system, since it decreases dependence on utility companies and meshes with the environmental philosophy behind going tiny. The type and size of solar system you will need depends on the answer to the following questions: What’s your current energy load? Do […]

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Solar Power for Tiny Homes

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by SolSolutions, who designs and builds the SolMan line of solar generators, solar light towers and custom solar power systems. These solar products meet a need for Tiny Home power, emergency backup, off grid power, and temporary power or lighting.  SolSlutions is fully committed to helping customers to integrate their ideas with practical solutions to achieve energy independence and efficiency using quality, well-built products. The following “Solar Power for Tiny Homes” white paper offers an overview of the various considerations and planning needed to use solar power for your tiny house. Tiny Home […]

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Tiny House Find: Occidental Arts & Ecology Center (OAEC)

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a 2-week Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at OAEC. This course has been offered at OAEC since 1994 and is the longest continually-offered permaculture design course in California. We had some amazing instructors, and learned more than could possibly be squeezed in our heads (and hands) over those 2 weeks. I highly recommend it! For those of you who don’t know, here’s one way to define permaculture: Permaculture and Ecological Design are systematic approaches to human settlement that are rooted in the ethics of caring for the Earth and human communities. Farmers, gardeners, land […]

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