This “tiny house” tipi is completely off the grid with solar power, wood heat, a very special shower for hot water, and propane for cooking.
I’ve been corresponding with one of our readers in New Zealand about low cost, alternative cabin building ideas with disaster preparedness in mind. We’ve talked about a whole range of ideas such as using straw bales for energy efficiency. The design presented here is DIY friendly, affordable, suitable for a grid-down situation and can be easily moved if desired.
“Hidden in the forest amongst the mountains of rural Japan is this spectacular off-the-grid cabin. It’s the perfect blend of Japanese architectural concepts and European-style design. The home is simple, yet functional and serves as a perfect place to escape the modern world.”