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The Mountain

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 

 
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SPECIFICATIONS

All the juicy details

 

THE FOUNDATION

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.

 

THE EXTERIOR

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

ROOF:

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

 

THE INTERIOR

What makes up the guts of this tiny home?

APPLIANCES:

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

BATHROOM:

Shower - Cedar plank shower walls and floor with Delta trim

Toilet - ECOLOO Composting toilet

KITCHEN:

Cabinets - Soft close drawers

Countertops - Concrete and live edge slabs

Faucet - Wall mounted brass

Sink - Composite stone

 

OFF-GRID SPECS

What gives this home the ability to take anywhere?

OFF-GRID PACKAGE:

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.

 

The Mountain XL Off-Grid is the second build in the series. 

Updates from the original model include:

Wider and longer trailer

Addition of battery and solar package

Rooftop deck

Stainless steel porch deck

Larger capacity composting toilet

Holding tank