XL Off Grid
FEATURES THAT MAKE THIS HOUES SPECIAL:
Steel framing members - lightweight & resilient, smaller tow vehicle needed
Hemp wool insulation - carbon-sequestering, natural fibers, sustainable
Continuous exterior insulation - reduces thermal transfer, air & vapor barrier
Covered porch - a nice buffer during storms, provides shade
Roof-top deck - a great place to hang out and oversee the landscape
Custom cedar planking interior & exterior - beauty & durability
Skylights & mirrors - washes the interior in natural daylight, tricks the eye into perceiving the space is bigger, fantastic stargazing from bed
Off-grid capable - reduces friction when deciding where this house can be parked. Modular, extra batteries and PV panels can be added as needed.
Folding stairs - there when you need them, out of the way when you dont. Adds a unique space saving design solution to the repertoire
All the juicy details
What is this house built on?
2021 Custom Drop Axle Steel Trailer
16' x 8.5'
10k tandem drop axle trailer, structural fenders, powder coated black
Manufactured by The Trailer Shoppe in Lancaster, PA.
What protects this home from the elements?
Framing members - Light gauge steel
Air and vapor barrier - Zip R Sheathing with R7 continuous exterior insulation
Wall cavity insulation - R13 3.5" hemp wool batts
Floor and roof cavity insulation - R20 5.5" hemp wool batts
TOTAL WALL R-VALUE - R20
TOTAL FLOOR AND ROOF R-VALUE - R27
Rain screen cladding - Cedar planking and vinyl siding
Windows - Anderson vinyl-clad wood windows
Entry door - 5' Sliding patio door with bug screen
Removable patio deck - Stainless steel grating
EPDM rubber - 60mil
8.5' x 6' roof deck - cedar and stainless steel cable railing
Roof-top deck access - 8' Telescoping aluminum ladder
Roof egress and windows - Velux 55"x53" operable egress skylight over loft. 36"x36" fixed skylight over bathroom
What makes up the guts of this tiny home?
Heating and Cooling - 12k BTU Mr. Cool Minisplit Heat Pump
Water Heater - Girard on demand propane water heater
Fridge - 3.5cu.ft. Danby fridge
Lighting - 12V Dimmable LED strip lighting throughout interior
Power - 30 amp standard RV inlet plug with 15amp adapter
LOFT - 80" x 90":
Access to loft - Space saving folding stairs
Egress- Operable Velux skylight
Wood slab safeguard
Rope railing safeguard
Shower - Cedar plank shower walls and floor with Delta trim
Toilet - ECOLOO Composting toilet
Cabinets - Soft close drawers
Countertops - Concrete and live edge slabs
Faucet - Wall mounted brass
Sink - Composite stone
What gives this home the ability to take anywhere?
Battery - (4) 12v 100 amp hour Renogy batteries in wired in parallel
Solar panels - (4) 200Watt folding suitcase solar panels, ground mounted
Inverter/Charger - 2000W, Renogy
Water pump - 12v with accumulator tank
Fresh water tank - 46 gal.
Inverter/Charger - 25 gal.
Composting toilet - ECOLOO composting toilet. No dumping of contents required. Minimal maintenance.