Amazing Off Grid Tiny House has No Mortgage or Utility Bills

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This gorgeous off grid tiny house was designed and built from scratch by Ben Barthell of Shopdog.  Constructed on a 24 x 8.5 foot flatbed trailer, it is a beautiful example of comfortable living in a tiny space.  The house has all the amenities of a larger house, but with the huge advantage of no mortgage or utility bills.

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The house is completely off the grid, with all electricity provided by a self contained solar system.  Water is obtained by rain catchment and from a well on the property and is stored in the house in an on-board storage tank.  Hot water to the kitchen and bathroom is heated by a tube solar heater that circulates water to a hot water tank.

The exterior of the house is finished with maintenance-free recycled steel sheets.

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The full sized kitchen includes a stove, fridge/freezer combo, and plenty of shelving to take advantage of vertical space for storage.

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The bedroom also has tons of storage space, with closets at both ends of the queen sized bed and drawers underneath the bed.

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The bathroom is complete with a nice full sized shower, sink/vanity combo, and composting toilet.  All the grey water from the house is used for watering the gardens.

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A small wood stove provides the majority of the heat to the home, supplemented by passive solar.

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Modern, luxury living is absolutely attainable in a tiny space such as this, freeing up time and resources that would be used up on a larger home.

It is interesting that in this country we call these “tiny houses” when in most of the rest of the world my house would be a castle! so I like to call mine a “world house” For not really that much money, a small family with a modest income could thrive in one of these.

Via: http://tinyhouselistings.com/shopdog-tiny-house/ and http://tinyhouseswoon.com/steely-cottage/