Super Solar Shed/Office/Cabin

by LaMar Alexander
(Roosevelt, Utah USA)

Solar Cabin

Solar Cabin

This shed/cabin was built from all new materials (except windows and doors which were recycled) for under $2000.


It is 14x14 with a full loft and approximately 400 sqft of space.

Downstairs is kitchen, full bathroom, dining and living area. Upstairs loft is bedroom, office and storage space.

I live in this cabin full time but it could be used for a great workshop shed, office, guest house, hunting cabin etc.

It is powered by a small 350 watt solar electric system for lights, water pump, tvs, laptop and gadgets.

I use propane for a fridge, stove, furnace, and OD water heater.

All my appliances were recycled from an old camp trailer and cost nothing!

This shed design would be great for a workshop where no power lines are available or wanted or can be used for many other purposes.

Additional info and videos are available at:

http://www.simplesolarhomesteading.com

LaMar Alexander


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**Thank you**
by: Bill

Inspiring! Thank you for sharing. Someday... someday!

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rock on
by: Anonymous

i love how this is well designed and built, a little traditional for my taste, but great job!

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cool
by: Anonymous

i need you to build my shed in the future, nice!

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awesome
by: Anonymous

congrats on the real thing!

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Thoreau cheated, you are the real thing!
by: Tim Baber

This is exactly the kind of thing that works. It is based on the past Americana traditions a la Thoreau and the deep South/Wild West, even, , gives a nod in the direction of the Caribbean chattel houses which work in hot climates too, is cheap, environmentally discrete and uses low, high, and DIY thoughtful technology and canny living. Not only that I have had a look at the website....superb! Not only that but this builder shares what he knowswith a load of eplans for 5 dolars (198 pages). I am a retired librarian and that information of his should be in every library in every country of the world, which with the internet can be achieved kind of and even exceeded , especially if as I hope he releases them into the wild for free as a real lasting gesture (as he lives so cheaply). In fact, as I try to live cheaply (see msbnews.co.uk and click on latest news for beachhutman) and as I have given him this valuable plug, this builder might consider it convivial to send his e-plans to me for free at that site and I will do a news item about it. Kinda viral commerce for the dispossessed.
What did I not like? Only the interior furnishings, and decorations...looks like it needs a less is more touch to fit in with the currently fashionable minimalist scribblings. On the other hand...good luck to you mate!

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awesome!
by: Anonymous

great "shed" design, though i would not call it a shed, merely a small home . . . . how did you zone this with regards to the planning authorities? i do not think you need to emphasize the super solar idea, the cabin is already amazing in itself. you just market a manual for this shed and get some produced on the market!

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