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Tiny Home Internet Options (Part 2)- Wifi Internet Options

Several months ago, I covered only the wired tiny home internet options like DSL, Cable, and Fiber Optics (← click the link to this post which I DO recommend reading first). In that post, I also covered relevant concepts like the relationship between data usage and data caps. In this...

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Tiny Home Internet Options (PART 1)- DSL, Cable, and Fiber Internet Options

Even if one wants to live in an off-grid tiny house, that doesn’t necessarily mean that one has to live away from modern civilization and its amenities. Of these modern amenities, the internet has become a de facto necessity for many homes because nearly everyone uses the internet full-time to stay informed; which is why...

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Tiny House Design and Construction Guide Book Review

If you are like others, you have come here because you are considering to build a tiny house on a trailer bed (a.k.a. tiny house on wheels). However, building a tiny house isn’t straight forward and might even seem daunting without guidance. Especially for the uninitiated, trying to build a tiny house might not only...

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The Complete Guide to Tiny House Trailers

Unlike tiny houses on foundations, tiny houses on wheels are an option for those who want mobility together with the comforts of home. The starting point to building any tiny house on wheels is the trailer bedding. This far-reaching guide will physical and legal aspects of tiny house trailers. The physical...

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Why Old People Should Consider Tiny Houses for Retirement

Going back to the vague definition of a tiny house, one way is to define it as a tiny living space, chosen consciously, to imbue the freedom of mind, space, time, and finances. How folks interpret and apply the benefits of tiny homes to their own individual needs are wide and varied....

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Save Money with the Federal Solar Tax Credit and other Renewable Energy Incentives

While many people want to setup their own renewable energy system, the often high prices of these systems can deter many. However, various financial incentives provided via federal and state governments can help reduce the overall money spent on a system; other benefits can include reduction in legal hassles. On the forefront is...

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How to Size Solar Panels for Tiny Houses

aWhile anyone can draw solar power from an array, knowing how to size solar panels ensures that any house gets the solar power it needs without having too small and too few solar panels; knowing how to size also helps avoid “over-sizing”(as in having extra panels) as solar panels are expensive. Because tiny houses...

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How to Choose an Inverter for Off-Grid Power Systems

When designing and creating an off-grid  tiny house power system, besides being able to choose the charge controller and the battery bank, it also important to know how to choose an inverter. The main purpose of an inverter is to convert DC current to AC current. Nearly all devices used today...

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PWM vs MPPT Charge Controllers and How they Work

When dealing with renewable power systems, the charge controller is one of the most important components next to the battery bank and inverter. Choosing a charge controller comes down to knowing the basic features/capabilities as well as the two different types of charge controllers. First, this post will cover some of the basics...

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