solar power home -Off Grid Tiny House Tour – Solar Power – Wind Power

August 4, 2013 – 6:22 pm

** Taking a visit to Off Grid Cabin Solar Bill to see how they live. They are mobile and this will be there prepper nursing home. They have 2 x 250 watt … Video Rating: 4 / 5

** Peak Moment 145: John Weber’s Boise, Idaho house with south-facing windows rarely needs heat and no air conditioning. Meet a man who has built a passive-s … Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  1. 50 Responses to “solar power home -Off Grid Tiny House Tour – Solar Power – Wind Power”

  2. It’s all good…but who the hell wants to live in OK? I guess being from back east…it’s a bit strange to me. Plenty of places to bug out to that are situated near water….and just so much nicer.

    By David Hutchinson on Aug 4, 2013

  3. Thanks for the tip.

    By SolarPowerForHomes on Aug 4, 2013

  4. I understand…relatives of mine paid thousands to dig their well…it’s obscene how much they charge when they know you HAVE to pay it.

    By mikemorrison281 on Aug 4, 2013

  5. We can hit water from 25 feet to 250 feet. Right now we collect rain water for around the cabin use and we go get water from a close homesteader to use for cooking and drinking and cleaning. We pay them for the water to help them out. I am working on digging my own well since they want to charge 22 dollars a foot to dig. We will use a filtration system on any water we pull from the ground until I can fully test it.

    By OurOffGridSolarCabin on Aug 4, 2013

  6. Thanks for the info! Do you have your own well water/dig your own well? I know some ppl do this without city involvement/permits but do it to just water their gardens/livestock, not their homes…it’s essentially just ground water a few feet below the surface. In some parts of Texas you have to drill a long ways to get into a sustainable aquifer.

    By mikemorrison281 on Aug 4, 2013

  7. composting toilet has NO smell. Just like nature a animal poops in the woods and you dont smell it. We use wood shavings to cover up the waste and there is no smell. Tim had never used one till he came over and he was totally surprised that after his taco bell left his body there was no smell.

    By OurOffGridSolarCabin on Aug 4, 2013

  8. were my cabin is located property tax is based on if the home has a permanent foundation. This is a portable building and is tagged that way. It is on blocks so it is not considered by taxes a home. My property taxes are only the land taxes. almost 10 acres cost me 25 dollars a year in taxes. Since I am not connected to electricity and water from the county they dont bother us at all. NO codes to worry with unless i hook up to water.

    By OurOffGridSolarCabin on Aug 4, 2013

  9. I’m curious about their property tax situation…if you have running water and toilet, does that make the cabin more valuable and thus, more taxable? I so want to do this, but everything I keep reading and talking to people about seems it’s just as expensive in some ways as living in a regular home/apartment but less convenient. The money spent trying to power an AC unit, fridge, washer dryer in solar seems a HUGE cost upfront? Any thoughts? Thanks!!

    By mikemorrison281 on Aug 4, 2013

  10. soon as you get here… bring the antifreeze, sudafed, and air respirators and we can get started. :)

    By douglasfi2re on Aug 4, 2013

  11. Good lookin’ Crack Shack. When does the cook start? jk, ;)

    By ThisnThatPackRat on Aug 4, 2013

  12. thanks for replying will definately get one now thanks again

    By jansen marsters on Aug 4, 2013

  13. I wanna build one of these here in Socali. The only thing I don’t like is the composting toilet but otherwise its great!

    By vfIskullangel on Aug 5, 2013

  14. @1:38 “This is the BEST option”…I doubt it.

    By arbonac on Aug 5, 2013

  15. yes our turbine is a MW&S 800 watt. The information on it is below the video. It keep my batteries up above 12.4 for 3 days no sun and we were running saws and drills and our normal house items off of it. We do have good wind in our area. I used my fluke multimeter to see the amp output and was impressed. We are glad to have it. Its a great supplemental power for our cabin. I had very good customer service from Jeff and Steve.

    By OurOffGridSolarCabin on Aug 5, 2013

  16. Hi there love your vid was wondering if the wind turbine was a mwands and if so how well does it work am thinking about purchasing one for my house all the way here in new zealand

    By jansen marsters on Aug 5, 2013

  17. I bought a bunch of LED lighting, Warm White and put in my little system. I have all solar right now. We live in the sticks as they say, I have 10 panels 225 watt and a Midnight classic charger. The batteries are 38 of the ub12350, i have seen 4-5 you tubers get excellent results on them, long life. Will probably order a turbine in a month, a windmax likely. I like the stuff I have heard on the 1000 watt. I don’t like the stuff the guy selling the one you have says and does. But, not sure yet.

    By Jess Vie on Aug 5, 2013

  18. got it!

    By douglasfi2re on Aug 5, 2013

  19. I got them!!! Looks awesome!

    By douglasfi2re on Aug 5, 2013

  20. Did you get them there are 15 pictures, I sent to both e-mails.

    By Edna Clark on Aug 5, 2013

  21. I haven’t received anything yet. Maybe it’s still in progress?

    By douglasfi2re on Aug 5, 2013

  22. I sent the pictures to your e-mail. Let me know if you received them, Thanks!

    By Edna Clark on Aug 5, 2013

  23. Oh awesome! douglasfi2re at gmail (dot) com I can’t wait!

    By douglasfi2re on Aug 5, 2013

  24. We live 50 miles west of Tulsa, OK . 1/2 mile off HWY.99 on a dirt road near Jennings, We have 10 acres, I have pictures of the cabin.. How do I send them to you. We connected a 12 by 14 room on our cabin for storage, laundry room. Our is still a work in progress, want to add a covered porch, and be hopefully, be off grid, but first a storm shelter!!

    By Edna Clark on Aug 5, 2013

  25. Ya, I agree. I dropped the ball on that one. Sometimes I get to excited about things and do it by accident. Will use the tripod next time. Thanks for the advice and comment.

    By douglasfi2re on Aug 5, 2013

  26. OurOffGridSolarCabin has a blog post. Subscribe to my channel and subscribe to his as well. He has links for his blog posts on his site.

    By douglasfi2re on Aug 5, 2013

  27. Hey! Thank you for this helpful video. By the way, I hear lots of people keep on talking about Xobotano Home Energy (just google it), but I’m not sure if it is really good. Have you tried using this alternative home energy known as Xobotano Home Energy? I have heard many unbelivable things about it.

    By Fita Noviyanti on Aug 5, 2013

  28. Well Done!

    By nikita novikov on Aug 5, 2013

  29. Hey There! Thank you for this useful video. By the way, I hear many people keep on talking about Xobotano Home Energy (search on google), but I’m not sure if it is good. Have you considered this alternative home energy called Xobotano Home Energy? I have heard many great things about it.

    By Muh Magdalena on Aug 5, 2013

  30. 3 months ago i was searching for renewable energy and then i came across a? website with an ebook to make solar panel myself under $200 which cost usually $2k over and now i have my own solar panel that i created myself.Go get this ebook and make your own solar panel.

    By stafhon jeseon on Aug 5, 2013

  31. Hello there! Thank you for this helpful video. By the way, I notice many people keep on talking about Xobotano Home Energy (do a search on google), but I’m not sure if it’s good. Have you tried this alternative home energy known as Xobotano Home Energy? I have heard many unbelivable things about it.

    By Andi Muharia on Aug 5, 2013

  32. How much the house solar panels cost?

    By Str8representing on Aug 5, 2013

  33. role model…great guy….!

    By Kapil Sreedhar on Aug 5, 2013

  34. It still surprise me, how lot of people have no idea about Xobotano Home Energy (just google it), although a lot of people save a large amount of money with this alternative energy. Thanks to my cousin who told me about Xobotano Home Energy, I have cut my power bill by 75% in under 1 month

    By Maryln Werthmann on Aug 5, 2013

  35. Its still surprises me, just how a lot of people are not aware about Xobotano Home Energy (search on google), even though a lot of people save a large amount of money because of this alternative energy. Thanks to my friend who told me about Xobotano Home Energy, I have cut my electric bill by 75% in less than 30 days

    By Debra Derossett on Aug 5, 2013

  36. Hola Pancho!! Todo bien aqui! Como estas tu? Si, voy a ir Merida en el futuro si yo puedo! 

    By SolarEVGUY on Aug 5, 2013

  37. hello john I am panchito from merida ,I´m adriana´s son congratulation ,i´m so proud of you , I hope you are well ,congratulations about your project and video. bye. I am alejandra´s nephew . i hope to see you in merida again

    By franck hernandez on Aug 5, 2013

  38. Awesome guy!

    By J Dolani on Aug 5, 2013

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    By glennjgd on Aug 5, 2013

  40. I check the wind speed for one year and solar was more cost effective to create electricity. Geothermal was also not cost effective for the little heating needed for the house.
    I am currently working on a new project called the Boise Small Footprint Housing Project. It should be much better and much more affordable. John

    By smallfootprintenergy on Aug 5, 2013

  41. Does john have any interest in adding any form of geothermal or wind power to his home?

    There would be alot of overhead cost to geothermal for him, but It would help him keep warm in the winter.

    And I am unsure about the zoning laws in his area, but if he were able to add a residential wind turbine, he could probably get his yearly bill to be purely a credit.

    (Hopefully it would offset the costs of the installations!)

    By AICorp on Aug 5, 2013

  42. instead of roof mounted make a cover out of solar power plastic instead. It is way more efficient, and doesn’t use silicon. Plus the angle of the sun doesn’t matter near as much so contouring to the vehicle is not a problem, not to mention its effective on cloudy days. It costs a fraction of as much as silicon panels and weighs 100x less. Then make the car cut wind.. fiberglass body-kit and install LED lamps, can even use solar dye on windows. oh the possibilities.

    By jcf005 on Aug 5, 2013

  43. I agree, beside, if oil production keeps declining, its not a question if Gov’s like it or not, some alternative to oil will be needed. and most alternatives can be produced individually, Electric can be produced by Solar, and wind, Ethanol can be made using bio waste products like with e-fuel system , then there is methanol from bio-digesters, and so on.

    By gilgamesh1962 on Aug 5, 2013

  44. I applaud John’s efforts, but I would have some suggestions, the caosting switch can be placed on the break, so when he lightly presses, it coasts, press harder, it breaks. also find ways to make the weigh less I noticed a lot of stuff not required. and the main change would be to use better batteries, like lithium, they weigh less and have more power ( last longer too) and place the panels on the house instead, you’ll generate the power there that later you’ll use to charge the car.

    By gilgamesh1962 on Aug 5, 2013

  45. lol 20 miles!

    By elektor1984 on Aug 5, 2013

  46. Did you watch the video? What “thing” do you mean?

    By peakmoment on Aug 5, 2013

  47. What the hell is this thing???

    By PivotLoverGuy on Aug 5, 2013

  48. And they are finding ways, big time. They now printed 2.2 trillion dollars (for now) out of thin air to bail their cronies out (those too big to fails) and it’s going to come back within a few years at most as the biggest depression ever or maybe even hyperinflation. Let’s not forget inflation is a hidden tax on people and they know it very well,and they also know that 99% of people don’t understand these bailouts are done on purpose as a way of secretly taxing people (wealth transfer).

    By warbuff1 on Aug 5, 2013

  49. It was a Recycled 1990 Ford Festiva you Idiot.

    By reed2k on Aug 5, 2013

  50. Thanks for your support, friend. Robyn and I produce Peak Moment pretty much on a volunteer basis so far (we get a little funding from dvd sales).

    Your donations and dvd purchases, on our website peakmoment-dot-tv keep us going. We also invite folks to sign up for our monthly email newsletter with behind-the-scenes news. Same place.

    By peakmoment on Aug 5, 2013

  51. I personally think that anyone that does what this guy has done shouldn’t have to pay taxes at all, and let the hummer drivers pay a huge penalty. Janaia you have dedicated a lot of your own time and money in the cause that should have started way before now, and I for one thank you. I’m hoping to do many of the same things that John has done on my farm, not because I’m a tree huger (I’m not) because we don’t need to have the things we have put in front of us all these years to live. Thanks!

    By docrw on Aug 5, 2013

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