DIY Portable Solar Power

DIY Portable Solar Power

I am writing a series for Tiny House Magazine on Simple Off-Grid Solutions for Tiny Spaces. In part 2 of 5 we looked at our small portable DIY solar system. If you are not subscribed to the Tiny House digital magazine – you should! It’s chock full of...
OFF-GRID SHOWER: DIY Weed Sprayer Shower

OFF-GRID SHOWER: DIY Weed Sprayer Shower

Looking for a simple, affordable DIY solution for a Off-Grid hot shower? We were too! Read on for our simple solution plus parts and plans to build your own off-grid pressurized weed sprayer shower.   The first year of living in the Airstream we did not have a...
OFF-GRID HEAT: Small Wood Stoves

OFF-GRID HEAT: Small Wood Stoves

UPDATE 11/20/16 We wrote this article several years ago when trying to source the perfect small wood stove for our Airstream. With this search we found that there was gaps in size, features, output and price with stoves currently on the market. 6 months ago we started...
IKEA LED Hack for Affordable 12v RV Lighting

IKEA LED Hack for Affordable 12v RV Lighting

Using LED’s as a light source is a no brainer! LED’s boast 40-50x’s the burn time, 1/10th the power usage and little to no heat emissions. Despite all these benefits LED’s can cost up to 30x’s more per bulb. In the long run LED’s pay for themselves but the initial...
Composting Toilet 4-month Update

Composting Toilet 4-month Update

We’ve been using our composting toilet for the past 4-months and thought we should do a little update about how its going, lessons we have learned and a few tips & tricks. Be sure to checkout our update video at the bottom of this post.   SUMMARY Two...