Off-Grid Tiny House with Dual Bed Design & Garage Door Window – Full Tour

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We love the idea of putting low impact, off-grid homes like this on conservation land so that people can have access to wild spaces and spend some time reconnecting with the natural world.

The Mica cabin is off-grid with 4 solar panels, 3 batteries, and a backup generator. The solar power system runs the furnace fan, the lights, the composting toilet fan, USB outlets, etc. For hot water, cooking, and heat, there are 2 x 100 lb propane tanks.

The cabin has an indoor Separett urine diversion toilet. The urine drains into a french drain buried outside the cabin, and the solids are composted in a self contained composter until they are ready to be safely spread on the land. There is a greywater filtration pit for sink and shower water.

The water is drawn the lake and has a small storage outside the cabin that is always kept topped up.

What we really loved about this house is that the bed was on the main floor. We’ve visited so many tiny houses with lofts but rarely see one like this that eliminates the need for a ladder if you don’t want to sleep up top. It does take up extra space on the main floor but the convenience is not to be underestimated!

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle



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Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Mat of Exploring Alternatives


  1. Download Turo for free here:
    Use promo code EXPLORE15 for $15 off your first trip!

  2. I love your channel, I would ask one thing of you? Can you cover LESS of what the house has in your intro? It’s always a pleasant surprise to discover all the bits and pieces with everyone else. By the time the intro is done, we have basically seen the entire house and then we get told again about the features…just a suggestion…:-)

  3. The style is beautiful! I have dogs, so lofts are not practical, but the simplicity is beautiful. I’d need a shower enclosure or one indoors for use year-round, but otherwise lovely. Living in the southern US, my first thought at garage door windows is the lack of screen. Presumably, it’s less buggy in that spot! ?

  4. Does the garage door seal when closed? It didn’t look like it did, just curious. I don’t think I could bath out in the open, even though it’s in the woods. LOL ?

  5. Ok it’s winter and there’s chilly wind blowing, how to shower? Idk even warm water is enough if there is the chilly wind freezing the bones
    And where’s storage for clothes, shoes, jackets, etc?

  6. I’m just wondering if it would have been healthier and conducive to more peaceful sleep if he electrical system/batteries were under the couch instead of s bed for sleep,,, beautiful location and Project! 🙂 thank you! Even with hot water must be cold! But, beautiful, I’m guessing – to shower outside in the winter 😉

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