Skip to comments.Off Grid Cabin 12 Volt Appliances
Posted on 07/03/2013 3:30:20 PM PDT by virgil283
Power system is 580 watts Solar electric and 400 Watts wind power which powers a 12 volt fridge, lights, water pump, TV's, laptop and many gadgets. ....This video demonstrates some of 12 volt and AC appliances used in off grid cabin. [20 min video] Very good info on solar, wind and propane for every day use.
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Love it!! What’s the $$ investment?$$
Tuff Shed has some nice buildings in the $10-30,000 range, too.
That’s really nice.
Ping for later
Geothermal heating and air conditioning and LED gallery lights causes this 4,000 square ft building to average 200-225 dollars per month in electricity.
and you were using the Honda generator pictured?
Barely enough room to store my guns.
400 square feet is an exaggeration. There isn’t enough headroom in the loft for an adult to stand erect, except maybe directly under the ridge line. At 14x14, the 1st floor is only 196 square feet.
“Love it!! Whats the $$ investment?$$”
If you are handy and built it yourself from scratch, you might be able to build that for less than $5,000. I designed and built a fully insulated and air-conditioned 8x12 “cabin” for a work shed for well less than $3,000. It was built to the same standards as a house. Some prefabricated cabin or shed like TuffShed will you cost more and will be flimsy by comparison - they cut corners, no question about it.
Hell my wifes closet is that big and she wants more space!
Naw just a pix I found on line. It’s a Robin/Subaru. But it powers most of the house. I ran it mornings and late afternoons/evenings off all night. Off midday. But kept everything frozen.
Every year I go fishing in Manitoba Canada, these are remote cabins fly in only. They are Solar and Propane and they do well, the solar powers the lights a refrigerator and a freezer, propane takes care of the hot water and they have wood burning stoves for heat. These cabins are about 750 sq-ft and we’ve never run out of electrics yet.
You don’t go up in January, do you?
“You dont go up in January, do you?”
No I haven’t and I’m sure thats a whole different story.
On lake Sassaginagak there two trappers cabins, the oldest was built in the early 1900’s the other built in the 60’s. Both are still functional and both use wood burning stoves and Kerosene lamps.
I’m in northern Minnesota and there are still some rustics around like that. At 60, I’m getting too old for that sort of thing.