Plan for Energy Efficiency
The efficient tiny house worked to ensure it wouldnâ€™t use much energy. In the addition of a miniature power generator using solar panels to charge, the tiny house has a water filtration system to compensate for water shortages. Â Focus the buildingâ€™s orientation to help exposure allowing the sun to be an important source of heat during the winter. Using a cast iron wood burning stove would also serve in the months on a mountain side to keep the occupants warm and cozy. Â A generous overhang prevents too much sun from baking the tiny home during summer, and a wind break from the snow in the winter. Install large wooden shutters that slide closed like a second skin over the windows at night to trap in most of the homeâ€™s daily heat gain. Surviving the winter and lasting the summer is not for the faint at heart in minimalist living. High on a hill and far from city water or an electrical grid, this tiny home stood on its own, surviving for the next year.