See How an Old School Bus Was Converted into a Livable Home
This image of "Living Off the Grid In A School Bus Turned Camper Cabin" is a great example of the different types of tiny house spaces that have been available over the years. This old snapshot takes us back to a simpler time.
This cool schoolbus makes off grid living look easy with a green schoolbus turned camper cabin. The schoolbus uses a lot of wood, with a back tiny patio and an upper spot perfect for sitting and reading. I just love the rocking chair on the back, it looks right at home in this great image. It's fun to imagine what it would be like living in this school bus turned camper cabin, and the fact that it is off grid is even better, not to mention that it is on wheels. I spent a summer living on a school bus, and this photo takes me back to that time. I lived on that schoolbus surrounded by the forest, and without electricity but my days were full with lots of gardening, sewing and projects. Living in a smaller space, finds you spending more time outdoors doing activities on your property, it's a nice change from living in a larger house where you can often spend more time indoors.
There are many reasons to think about owning a tiny house, maybe you have a piece of property that you would like to build a home on, and a tiny house seems like an affordable option. For some a tiny house makes a great guest house, artist studio, writers studio or backyard office. For others a downsize from their traditional large sized home is a way to own their house outright, and do away with a big mortgage. Downsizing into a tiny house can be a way to save money on heating, taxes, maintenance, building costs, and repair costs. For many people buying a tiny house or building a tiny house, means that they can afford to own their tiny house, and in doing that they can afford to do more of the things they enjoy from traveling, pursuing hobbies and passions.
To live off grid means that you are not connected to the main electricity grid or national electrical grid. Off grid can be a stand alone power system such as solar power or wind power. The term off grid can refer to living in a self sufficient way without reliance on one or more of the public utilities. Off grid homes are autonomous and they do not rely on municipal water supply systems, sewer, natural gas, electrical power grid, or similar utility services. A true off grid home is able to operate completely independent of all traditional public utility services. On site water sources can include a well, stream, or lake. Depending on the water source, this may include pumps and/or filtration. Rainwater can also be harvested. Electrical power can be generated on site with renewable energy sources such as solar power, wind, micro hydro, geothermal with a generator or Micro combined heat and power with adequate fuel reserves.
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