10 x 24 Foot Off Grid Cabin

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by thewildyam, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. thewildyam

    thewildyam Monkey

    Hi everyone, I just wanted to share with you the cabin we have been building over the last couple of years. It is off grid. Our electricity for interior lighting comes from a 12 V battery that gets charged daily by 2 solar panels. It is still under construction but this is where we are now! When we visit in the winter we heat with a small Kero-World heater. I feel it is a bit small for a wood stove but we haven't ruled this out in the future. We will do a lot more interior work next Spring.

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  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Nice!! Beautiful setting. I'd figure a way to enclose the under side of the cabin, just to help keep the local wildlife from making it a home.
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  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Great looking cabin!! Thank you for sharing & welcome to the Monkey!!
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  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Didn't notice the "Neophyte"... Welcome here, @thewildyam!
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  5. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I like peeling bananas and (occasionally) people.

    Nice job! ( & Welcome!)
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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Nicely done.
  7. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Lovely! Welcome !
  8. Buggzilla

    Buggzilla Monkey

    Very cool.
  9. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey+

  10. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Nice job, very nice.

    You may want to think about blocking off the area under the floor so larger animals like raccoons or woodchucks don't take up residence.
  11. thewildyam

    thewildyam Monkey

    Yes it does!

    Cool! Thanks for the idea. We cook outside for now and there is a composting toilet in another outbuilding.
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  12. William Warren

    William Warren Monkey+++

    That looks very nice: congratulations!
  13. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Sweet!!! And Welcome!
  14. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    I will also recommend Dickenson Oil Stoves.... We have one, that heats our Cabin, Cooks our food, AND makes ALL our Domestic Hot Water... No electricity, of ANY Kind, REQUIRED.....
  15. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey

    Well done, you have skills..
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  16. Tyler Danann

    Tyler Danann Monkey+

    Be careful doing that as you want to maintain an airflow.
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  17. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Definitely vented and screened...
  18. Pleyana

    Pleyana Monkey

    Beautiful cabin!
  19. Yoldering

    Yoldering Monkey+++

    I love that setting you have! Very nice!
  20. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Where are your panels? Seems to be a lot of shading on the property. Are they in an area open enough to the sky to get a decent number of Sun Hours, daily? Also, if you don't mind me asking, what size panels do you run?
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