Do you dream of a lifestyle all about freedom? Owning a self-sufficient home disconnected from the restrictive mainstream is key to achieving your goal. Fortunately, off-grid tiny homes come in a wide variety of shapes, styles, and price points.
Whether you want to live close to nature in a tiny log cabin, put down roots in a remote location, or go wherever the wind takes you, there is an off-grid tiny house for you. Each offers a liberating way of life.
As a self-proclaimed tiny home nerd, I reveled in this opportunity to compile an expansive list of options to share with you. And I have to admit; I now want to try them all!
Ready to discover the many kinds of off-grid tiny homes for sale? Let’s dive in.
1) Thoreau Off Grid Tiny House on Wheels
When looking for an off-grid tiny house, what’s not to love about classically rustic style. But instead of a cabin in the woods, it can move from forest to forest as desired.
The Thoreau is a 28-foot tiny house on wheels, named after simple living enthusiast Henry David Thoreau. Creator, Indigo River Tiny Homes built to be entirely off the grid ready with impressive utility systems and efficient appliances.
Nine solar panels are mounted on the roof, while an exterior storage compartment neatly stores the solar power system’s four lithium batteries and inverters.
That’s enough power to run the entire off grid tiny house for three to four days with no sun!
Another exterior mounted storage shed features two 20-pound propane tanks, a propane tankless water heater, a 50-gallon water tank, and a filtration system. This connects to a 250-gallon rainwater collection barrel.
Living off-the-grid requires a balance of durability and adaptability.
That’s where the Thoreau excels. From exterior fire-resistant Sho-Shugi-Ban siding to high-quality finishes, like granite countertops, this tiny home is made to last.
A spacious layout with sleeping areas provides room for a growing family, and space to host a guest. A king-size bed is located in a coveted downstairs bedroom. A simple pop-up mechanism reveals a large storage compartment.
Additionally, there’s a crawl in loft with two twin beds. Its ladder doubles as access for the Murphy bed bunk installed above the sofa. I love how it’s artfully hidden by Texas flag artwork.
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”-Henry David Thoreau
Contact Indigo River Tiny Homes to learn more about the Thoreau.
2) mOne Tiny Prefab Off Grid Home
What if Tesla and Apple designed off-grid tiny homes? It would probably resemble Haus.me’s cutting-edge prefab tiny home— an autonomous, self-sustainable, intelligent house.
The mOne off-grid tiny home is their smallest model, a 400 square feet studio layout.
mOne has no wheels but can be easily relocated via a flatbed trailer. Unlike other prefabs, it doesn’t need a foundation system but can be set on flat ground. That patch of earth could be any setting; no power hookups required.
Water tanks, solar energy battery storage, and autonomous sewage all come with the house.
For plumbing, the Haus.me off-grid tiny home uses three types of tanks: clear water, greywater, and black water. The clear water tank can be filled from any water source, like a well, stream, or a special air-to-water generator. From there, the purification system renders the water potable, 99.9% virus, and bacteria-free.
Also, the prefab’s integrated black water tank utilizes a bioactive sewage purification system. This does need to be emptied occasionally.
Getting the most out of a solar power system requires exceptional efficiency. That’s where the mOne excels. Wall insulation is six times higher than the US Department of Energy recommendations for the northern region. Further, windows save fourteen times more energy than a regular double-pane kind.
The result is superb energy efficiency, allowing the off-grid tiny house to be heated and cooled with solar power only, even in overcast climates.
Solar also powers the high-tech climate control system, featuring an antibacterial system, HEPA filtration, recuperation, CO2, and humidity control.
But perhaps my favorite part of Haus.me’s off-grid tiny homes is the “zombie-proof” lifetime warranty!
3) Ecocapsule Off Grid Tiny Home
A team of architects dreamed up a fully-off grid tiny house in the shape of an egg from a long time ago in a galaxy far away. Actually, the Ecocapsule was born in Slovakia with a sincere desire to create a self-sustainable, environmentally-friendly micro-unit for remote locations.
The Ecocapsule is powered by solar energy, wind turbine, and battery system that can last up to four days on its own.
Its egg-shape helps retain heat, as well as collect rainwater for its tank filtration system— can also be used for river or lake water.
The original model is 88.3 square feet, designed to accommodate one to two people. Use it as a dwelling, getaway, or even a scientific research station.
Recently Ecocapsule released an extra tiny SPACE model with 68 square feet. This option can work well as a home office or traveling business.
Believe it or not, both models can be mounted on a trailer and towed away!
Want to see cheaper options? Check out the best 5 tiny house kits under $5,000!
4) Casa Ojalá
Casa Ojalá also looks like a Star Wars-inspired off-grid tiny house. This unique, 290-square-foot circular small space offers an immersive experience, living intimately with nature.
“The boundary between inner and outer space no longer exists. Outdoor is a substantial, fundamental, and precious part of it.”
Spend time stargazing on the rooftop deck, or enjoying a 360 view of your surroundings. Sliding wood walls move to open a section or all of the Casa Ojalá off grid tiny house to the elements.
Similarly, the interior fabric wall dividers, combined with mechanical systems of pulleys, ropes, and cranks, reconfigure the space, creating numerous layouts.
This tiny home’s Off-grid capability comes from rooftop-mounted solar and rainwater collection.
Creating a full-time out of a Casa Ojalá might be challenging. It’s more well-suited as an enchanting short-term off-grid getaway.
5) Freedom Yurt Cabin
Sticking with the circular theme, Freedom Yurt Cabins combines the structural strength of a traditional cabin and the durability of engineered LP SmartSide panels with the charm of the time-honored fabric yurt.
Personally, I love the comforting feel of round living space. There’s just something so soothing about it.
Live lightly on the earth with low-impact in your unique off grid cabin.
Unlike other fabric models, this off grid tiny home has an integrated base/floor system; there’s no need for a permanent cement foundation. Due to its high insulation value and compact, efficient round design Freedom Yurt Cabins can easily be heated with a small heater, like a wood stove.
Choose from a 217 to 490 square foot yurt cabin kit, and in three to five days, it can be up and running on your off-grid homestead.
6) Bradford 26′ Off Grid Tiny House on Wheels
Don’t the unassuming exterior of this tiny house on wheels fool you. The Bradford off-grid tiny house by Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses is chock full of luxury features with robust off-grid capability— a balanced blend of style and functionality throughout.
In the Bradford tiny house, the living space is nicely divided by the spacious kitchen. Long cherry butcher block countertop, along with ample cabinetry, provides ample room for cooking and canny.
Both the L-shaped counters and a large pull-down projector screen serve to create a separate feeling living area.
Here’s more than meets the eye here. Above the sofa is an elevator bed.
A master sleeping loft is found up the storage stairs on the back of the kitchen. An unexpected but cleverly stored feature is a 60-gallon (227-liter) water tank tucked away in the closet. Access is behind a charming mini sliding barn door in the back of the bedroom.
After a hard day’s homesteading work or epic hike, enjoy a luxurious bath in the jetted tub. Also in the bathroom is a useful closet with a propane tankless water heater and room for linens.
Other tiny house appliances include a stacking washer/dryer and an ultra-high-efficiency smart ductless mini-split system for heating and A/C.
A 1.9kw solar system powers this off-grid tiny house. Conveniently, the inverter and batteries are located indoors inside a utility closet, situated between the kitchen and bathroom. It’s connected to a roof-based solar panel set-up.
The Bradley truly exudes a homey feel, demonstrating how cozy off-the-grid living can be.
6) Koroc V Tiny Houseboat
Ahoy matey! Is wanderlust calling you to the open waters? Fall in love with Le Koroc V, an environmentally-responsible houseboat by Quebec-based company, Daigno. Basically, it is a floating off-grid tiny home, perched on three aluminum pontoons.
Compared to other houseboats, Koroc is exceptionally efficient and lightweight. As a result, you can easily tow it with an SUV or medium-sized pickup truck. Wander from lake to lake or a wide-array of rivers.
Additionally, only minimum energy is needed to propel this off grid tiny home across a body of water. Propulsion is provided by the included Suzuki 90-horsepower outboard motor, along with a 192-liter gas tank.
Other power is supplied by a 300-watt solar panel, connected to batteries, to run the boat’s lighting and refrigerator effortlessly. An on-board 30-pound horizontal propane tank is used for the other primary appliances, like the stove and Suburban water heater.
Enjoy comfortable outdoor living on the spacious deck, equipped with a grill and comfy seating. Best of all, relax in an optional large hammock–attached off the front of the terrace.
Very much like a minimalist, single floor tiny house, the interior cabin is 24-feet long by 8.5-feet wide.
For full-time off-grid living, I recommend considering upgrading to the new pricier but more spacious Equinoxe model. It’s 32-feet long by 10-feet wide with a queen-size bed and full-size bathroom.
And if you want to host guests, just add one to two portable single beds!
7) Avrame DUO
When I think of picturesque simple living in the woods, A-frame tiny homes always come to mind. Avrame reimagined this classic design with a modern manufacturing twist. Engineered for durability, energy efficiency, and ease of construction, resulting in cost-effective kit off grid tiny homes.
With provided simple instructions, an experienced DIYer can assemble it with ease. Think of the Avrame kit, like putting together an advanced IKEA furniture piece.
Choose from a variety of micro to small home sizes in their SOLO, DUO, and TRIO series. Each showcases a clean, minimalist design aesthetic, and of course, the endlessly charming A-shape.
They are great for off-grid applications because of the steep roof angle–perfect for solar panels and solar hot water systems.
For maximum affordability with a full-time-living- friendly layouts, I recommend the DUO series.
8) McKenzie Off Grid Tiny House
Is adventure calling your name? If so, don’t miss the McKenzie – explicitly designed for off-grid travel by Wood Iron Tiny Homes in Oregon.
One look at the McKenzie exterior, with its stunning mountainous turquoise river scene, and you know this off grid tiny house on wheels is meant for relishing experiences.
From top to bottom, it’s equipped for a traveling great outdoors lover, whether you’re a ski bum or avid kayaker.
The metal roof is curved for optimized aerodynamics. An expansive outdoor gear storage compartment is ideal for all your adventure gear–climbing, snowboarding, hiking, fishing, etc. A mountain bike can fit too! For maximized functionality, this space can be accessed from both sides of the trailer.
Also stored here are the portable solar panels, two deep cell batteries, and the inverter.
Another exterior utility closet houses two 20-pound propane tanks and a 28-gallon freshwater tank. A built-in greywater tank makes this a self-contained, off-grid tiny house, enabling a broader range of remote parking spots.
The McKenzie interior is rustically simple yet beautifully handcrafted. For die-hard outdoorsy types, all they need is a place to rest and recharge for heading back into nature.
9) Capri Tunnel Home
Calling all Hobbit hole lovers! Green Magic Homes bring a fresh take on being one with nature. Their innovative tunnel tiny homes use green living technology that integrates nature with design.
So each completely waterproof dwelling is covered with soil and greenery, generating energy efficiency and energy savings. This is further aided by cutting-edge fiber-reinforced polymer wall panels, along with integrated insulation.
Combined, these factors utilize passive solar design to reduce heat transfer and create ambient airflow to circulate and maintain stable temperatures.
Beyond that, it can rely on natural light to further reduce power needs.
The 424 square-foot Capri is a light and airy one-bedroom model. Each living space is distinct, though the layout feels open. The organic nature of this tiny home creates soothing, peaceful feelings.
Is this what felt like to live in The Shire?
9) Living Vehicle
Hello, space-age beauty! Off-grid tiny house living just got a lot sleeker with the Living Vehicle. Created specifically with remote locations in mind, this transforming net-zero home on wheels is your ticket to year-round, all climate adventuring.
The downside: it starts at $199,000. Ouch!
Each of their models produces and store serious amounts of solar energy, but their Pro version is epic with an energy capacity of 47.66 kilowatts. That translates to full-time, multiple large appliances– TV, AC, fridge, etc.
The Living Vehicle motto definitely rings true, “luxury unplugged.”
10) GreenmoxieTiny House
Have you ever thought about what an off-grid, mobile fortress would like? For me, it looks just like the striking Greenmoxie Tiny House.
Find a piece of dirt to call home for just a night or months, then lower the drawbridge-style deck. Voila!
Your simply elegant, sustainable, and self-contained tiny house is ready to go.
With a mix of white walls with dark stained reclaimed barn wood accents, the Greenmoxie feels quite open. Natural light pours in through giant skylight plus numerous large windows on either side of the tiny house. It helps tell a vibrant, eco-friendly story from the grand views of your surroundings to the many character-rich recycled details.
But it’s the remarkable off-grid capability that drives home the sustainability of this tiny house.
For instance, it comes with a rain barrel that is optimized with a First Flush Roof water recovery system that diverts pollutants that occur in the first flow of rainwater away from the storage tank.
An intensive filtration system purifies the water stored in a 200-liter on-board tank. Smartly, Greenmoxie also includes a 200-liter grey water holding tank.
Furthermore, the large solar power panel system with a custom racking solution and substantial battery storage.
Create Your Own Freedom in an Off-Grid Tiny House
Living off-the-grid helps you be present, which is hard to do in the modern-day. Find freedom by slowing down to appreciate the wonders of the natural world and the satisfaction that comes with increased self-reliance.
Ready to exit the mainstream in style? What off-grid tiny homes for sale, shown above, most inspired you?
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Alexis and her partner, Christian are nomadic tiny house dwellers. Together they’ve been traveling for four years for their documentary and community education project, Tiny House Expedition—over 54,000 miles, across 38 states and 30+ tiny house communities. Their documentary work includes the educational series, Living Tiny Legally. Alexis serves on the board of the Tiny Home Industry Association and the American Tiny House Association.