Become truly self-sufficient and independent wherever you are by choosing our off-grid solutions for energy, heating, water supply, wastewater & toilet waste.
If you want to be off-grid in regards to energy, you should choose our solar panels in combination with replacing all bigger electrical consumers with the gas options we offer: in particular the water boiler, the stove and the cooktop. As toilet options we recommend either our Separett dry-toilet or the gas driven Cinderella incinerating toilet. Even more importantly, you should choose our wood stove, pellet stove or gas stove for heating your house. This is important, because in the cold and dark winter months, your solar panels will not produce enough energy to supply the electric counterparts of these energy-intensive appliances. If you prefer, you can also invest in a larger system that is retrofitted to the plot next to your tiny house, which will be able to produce more energy even during the winter months.
We offer a 1800 W system with four panels mounted on the roof of your tiny house. The system includes the following components:
Monocrystalline Half-Cut 320 Wp panels
Mounting elements for the module - fixing system for trapezoidal and flat sheet metal
Charging regulator MPPT Smart Solar 100/50 Victron-Energy Bluetooth
Cables PV 6mm2 to connect the modules with the controller 2 x 10mb
Cables for connecting the regulator with the battery 16mm2 – 2x 1mb
Cables for connecting the batteries 1x 70 mm2 / 0,25mb
Inverter connection cables + security 50-100A, 2 x 16 mm2 / 2mb
One pair of connectors MC4- raw connection
One pair of connectors MC4 type Y- parallel connection
2 x Batteries for systems Off-Grid 200Ah 12V - GEL HYBRID or LITHIUM-ION
Voltage converter Phoenix VE. Direct 24/2000 W Victron Energy
As mentioned above, when it comes to heating anything electric is not a good off-grid option. Choose instead our wood stove, pellet stove or gas stove for heating your home.
As off-grid alternatives to the flush toilet we recommend one of our four dry-toilets. Water toilets account for about 20% of the total water use in an ordinary household, and for the majority of nutrients and infectious substances in the sewer. Installing a dry-toilet instead, you can save a lot of water and the management of your wastewater becomes easier, cheaper and more environmentally friendly.
If you do not have access to running water, this can be solved by installing a pump and our freshwater tank, which is refilled from time to time. The supplied pump will then distribute the water to the consumers. It can also be used to draw water directly from nearby rivers or lakes - just make sure to add a suitable filter. To become even more self-sufficient, install our rainwater harvesting system. In this system, the rain water is collected from the roof using drain pipes, and stored in a polyethylene tank. The system includes UV filters for disinfecting water using ultraviolet technology:
Step 1: The first filter removes the largest dirt particles down to 90 µm (micrometer). You can easily wash this filter yourself.
Step 2: The second filter removes smaller dirt particles up to 25 µm from the water.
Step 3: The third filter contains activated carbon and absorbs the smallest dirt particles up to 10 µm (such as pesticides and herbicides) and neutralises them. This makes the collected rainwater completely odourless and colourless.
Step 4: In this last step the water is treated with UV rays. This is necessary to make the water germ-free. UV rays also destroy all microorganisms such as salmonella, legionella, microbes, streptococci, viruses, bacteria, etc. making the water suitable for drinking. Similarly to the freshwater tank, however, we don’t recommend drinking the water as it often sits still in the tank for long periods. But it works very well for showering, hand- and dish washing, and cooking. You will regularly need to clean this tank.
Find out more here: https://tinyhouse-store.nl/winkel/off-grid/watersystemen/compleet-uv-filterpakket-met-pomp-voor-regenwater/
If you choose one of our dry-toilet options, it is often possible to let the water run straight out into the ground. Check with your municipality if this is fine. If not, there are a number of different solutions:
A very inexpensive solution would be to use a waste water container that you empty elsewhere (e.g. an existing sewage system)
Some people also build home-built plant-based treatment plants
An infiltration bed, ie. a 1.5 - 2 m deep hole filled with different layers of material of different densities - from fine-grained sand to large stones