Off-The-Grid 40ft Shipping Container Home Even Charges Electric Car

This amazing 40ft in Northland, New Zealand is designed to be completely and has a huge solar system which provides enough power to even charge an !

Annina and Pascal were inspired to build their shipping after traveling New Zealand and working on organic farms. They decided to purchase a block of land and put all they had learned into action, building a small, simple, off the grid home from a 40ft shipping container which would allow them to be self sufficient, and then planting stunning edible gardens around the home.

When it came to going off the grid, they wanted to ensure they had an abundance of power and so installed a huge 3.5kw array of solar panels which turned out to be enough to even charge an . Enjoy the full tour of this fantastic off the grid container home!

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Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston
Camera: Rasa Pescud & Bryce Langston
Editing: Rasa Pescud & Benjiman Newton

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  1. Now this is something which I’ve been waiting a while to see! It’s so great to see a small home with a solar system capable of charging an electric vehicle. It must be a really great feeling to create independence, not only from the grid, but also petrol companies! I hope you all enjoy this weeks tour. With love, Bryce & Rasa!

  2. Wow, that’s just a perfect home! And what a location to be living in!
    I am usually sceptical about electric cars. They might not produce any exhaust gases, but their power usually comes from the grid, which is for the most part sustained by conventional means, so not so green after all. Their car however truly is green, it’s awesome!

  3. I love this couple m, they seem so sweet. I didn’t think I would like this house but I do. The bathroom was great.

  4. $155k is way less than even low cost housing in other countries, much less New Zealand, and all the while fuels the car too.
    And what an amazing set up.

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