$10,000 Off-The-Grid Tiny House With HUGE Solar System

  • Published on May 10, 2019
  • If you’ve ever worried that you wouldn’t be able to produce enough power when off the grid in a tiny house on wheels, this house may be the one to reassure you! I never thought that we would see a tiny house which has quite so many solar panels on the roof. Amazingly, this tiny house has a 4kw solar array with 36kw of lead acid battery storage, allowing the family to power not just their home (including all the modern appliances) but also a tiny house building workshop!
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    The home was constructed as a DIY build by Glade and Cloe, with the vast majority of all the materials being found in the hard rubbish. With all the labour done by the couple, and with the building materials mostly up-cycled and recycled, the home was constructed for an amazing price of only AU$10,000!
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    Sitting on 12 acres just outside of Melbourne, Australia the off-the-grid tiny house is an ideal home for his young family. Glade has started his own tiny house construction business which operates from his property, allowing him to spend time at home with his family. Their home is packed full of clever design ideas and is definitely one to check out. I hope you enjoy the video tour of this stunning off the grid tiny house.
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  • Audrey Abdo
    Audrey Abdo 16 hours ago

    I love the wood working, oh I adore the staining for me, solar power. I had to watch twice as I wish and hope they expand it for the children one day.

  • CPEA101
    CPEA101 Day ago

    Really inspiring.

  • Fifi Fifi
    Fifi Fifi Day ago


  • W.A. watson
    W.A. watson Day ago

    I'm sorry, those lofts are major claustrophobic. Just too confining in both the adult and children lofts. The children stairs are scary. Love the woods and the solar power is amazing.

  • Matty M
    Matty M Day ago

    they truly are living the dream 👍

  • Italian mermaid
    Italian mermaid 2 days ago

    Looks like an upgraded storage unit; messy

  • Drazic Milosovic
    Drazic Milosovic 2 days ago

    Lovely home - lovely couple. With all respect; that woman has the most beautiful hair and accent, and seems an amazing wife. The man epitomises fatherhood and works hard. Bless them.

  • Cathy Ann Watson
    Cathy Ann Watson 2 days ago

    I love everything about the house and the solar panels, I cant wait for my country Trinidad and Tobago to start selling solar panels so I can purchase and build my Tiny house - off grid living

  • Joseph Johnson
    Joseph Johnson 4 days ago

    This no difference from a Mobile home

  • TheGreatBeard
    TheGreatBeard 4 days ago

    Can someone tell me what the cost would be for a solar system like this?

  • Copy that10_4
    Copy that10_4 5 days ago

    Are you Powering the house or the whole neighborhood ?lol

  • Delani Neal
    Delani Neal 5 days ago

    Awesome, awesome family

  • Teg
    Teg 5 days ago

    Agenda 21 putting people in doghouses and making it look fun lol

  • Dewantoroo
    Dewantoroo 6 days ago +1

    I hope their property is doing fine with all of the bush fire going on

  • Lit' AHSr.
    Lit' AHSr. 6 days ago

    thats a weird house solar are way to big

  • judypoohdy
    judypoohdy 6 days ago

    Praying these folks have not lost their home to the horrific fires that are currently raging throughout Australia! 🙏🏻

  • Jazz marcel
    Jazz marcel 7 days ago

    As an American in France, it funny to hear a french accent speaking Australian English! Great tiny house!

  • Dan KnowsNothing
    Dan KnowsNothing 8 days ago

    How did they get DA for the property? Am trying to do something similar, but councils on NSW are not having a bar of it.

  • RV Life with Dj Darren

    his favorite part is being a "present father". i wish he would talk to my dad.....

  • Dave LC
    Dave LC 11 days ago

    No childs.. so easy to do. Leave in for no one. Have a blast.

  • Neil Old
    Neil Old 12 days ago +1

    “We have another property” year 3000 square-foot house that they actually live in lmao
    Kind of joking but who knows -why would anyone with all that wonderful land
    and nature build
    a tiny house ?
    ( Great advertisement for their building tiny houses biz so fair enough )
    it’s like the van life people
    that don’t really live in the vans they just build vans for morons that think they do

    • Salkis Re
      Salkis Re 10 days ago

      Damn you are a kill joy for real. But maybe ur right!🤣

  • Greg Tudor
    Greg Tudor 12 days ago +1

    Thats a wonderful house & wonderful people - but i can't help but wonder If these people & the house survived those horrendous fires which have been & are still sweeping parts of Australia ?? I just hope they are OK

  • Supriya Rai
    Supriya Rai 12 days ago

    Sweet home

  • Hodl and 2 the moon
    Hodl and 2 the moon 13 days ago

    So, you spent $10K to replace your existing $50 a month gas system? 10000/(50*12) = 16.7 years to break even, excluding the batteries and panels you will have to replace. Should have imported from China instead. You will quite possibly never get your money back with the regular replacements at these costs.

  • jamin jimmy
    jamin jimmy 13 days ago

    I guess but it's ugly as hell

  • madduck 23
    madduck 23 13 days ago

    Yeah, sadly, as long as we are forced to pay the extortion fees known as 'property taxes', we will NEVER own property!! 😡😡😡

  • Cutting Edge Power
    Cutting Edge Power 15 days ago

    Congratulations! You love being renewable. I really love your house. It's pretty comfortable.Thank you for the interview. Lovely family. Usually, people just go to their houses to sleep and spend some weekends there. I love your house. How much power do you get using your solar system?

  • All Me
    All Me 18 days ago

    There is something very "Daddy" about the husband, and the wife has that sexy Italian thing going on...As you can tell, I'm pretty backed up ATM 🤗lol

  • ruby scott
    ruby scott 18 days ago

    One of the best tiny houses I have ever seen. The house looked lived in with kids and made sense in its construction. The family radiated joy and healing! They were so chilled out.
    Their home is similar to way earlier homes were built minus the solar, maybe. I say maybe because historians never considered solar as a possible source of energy when I was at university. Their monthly bills are about 15 dollars! Amazing!

  • peapotter3
    peapotter3 18 days ago

    What a beautiful home. I love all the wood.

  • Mystic Muna Maria
    Mystic Muna Maria 18 days ago


  • Sammi C
    Sammi C 19 days ago

    Love It! A few tweaks and I'd be right at home 😊 fantastic to have all that land to do several things at once. What a talented man Glade is. Wow! I hope they haven't been affected by any of the awful forest fires this year.

  • Jarek Jaworski
    Jarek Jaworski 19 days ago

    What a story ❤️

  • Cassie Kilimann
    Cassie Kilimann 19 days ago

    Am I the only one thinking how couples are intimate in these living arrangements? No doors, no privacy and two kids!?

  • Will McKinty
    Will McKinty 19 days ago

    I’m always surprised when people don’t go big on the panels - they are NOT expensive anymore - get off of the propane - use electric induction for cooking!!!!!!!!!!

  • J Russ
    J Russ 19 days ago

    One of the best I've seen!

  • Queen Cleo
    Queen Cleo 20 days ago

    It's very spacious considering it's a 'tiny house' however, the sitting area is very small - the sofa isn't what I would have expected, given that the family loves entertaining... Also, having seen other tiny house designs, the lofts need not have been a crawl-in space. You could have taken advantage of the tilt in the solar panels and built a high-rise ceiling at an angle, to stand straight... an over-looked key point! The opposite-end staircase is nice but then again, there could have been shelving/cupboards right across at the top (even if it meant shallow ones) - storage space is so vital!

  • Touqir Butter
    Touqir Butter 20 days ago

    Great value for that price. No lifetime mortgage hanging on you head. He can work and be close to his family, and spend money he earns on his family rather than making banks richer.

    RIC REMIXX 21 day ago +1

    She definitely could play the villain in every movie.

  • Philly Greek Feet
    Philly Greek Feet 23 days ago

    wtf is hard rubbish?

  • khalida02
    khalida02 24 days ago

    Wow so many dads end up regretting having to choose to be a bread winner and lose a lot of time with their kids. He won’t have that regret! I am happy for him and his family. Sending love grim California ♥️.

  • Aubrey
    Aubrey 26 days ago

    Oh wow! The inside is so homey and so warm! I love how the kitchen displays all the dishes hanging!

  • I am love
    I am love 26 days ago


  • Alexander
    Alexander 27 days ago

    They did great work, my respect

  • IVAO04ify
    IVAO04ify 27 days ago

    Built the Tiny House 2 1/2 years ago but had the Solar Operation on it for 4 years.

  • Alex P
    Alex P 27 days ago

    Now i am a fan of small and cosy spaces like trailers, floating homes etc but this thing i don't really get - you already have land and you are building a concrete immovable structure . Making it a larger one stored building is both cheaper, easier, gives more space and increases livability.

  • Running Off Instinct
    Running Off Instinct 28 days ago

    Awesome home, couple and parents. They seem very happy and at ease.

  • harty smeal
    harty smeal 28 days ago

    okay, i've watched a hundred of these videos and i think this is my most favorite execution of the whole point and purpose of a tiny house ever. so beautiful and done with a practicality towards cost. instead of these over produced $60,000 condos on wheels some of these tiny houses turn into. really inspiring.

    TRICKSTA 28 days ago

    14:25 I bet you that ceiling fan has problems spinning with the AC system appearing to make contact with it.

    TRICKSTA 28 days ago

    That is one powerful wind sail you have constructed on the top of that thin house, even moderately strong winds from behind it will take that house flying out of Kansas.

  • vips kj
    vips kj 29 days ago

    I would be so crusted crustedphobic.

  • Bruce Jewell
    Bruce Jewell Month ago

    Hey there.. I'm up here in Oregon, USA.. May I suggest you cover up them tires from the sun. It WILL weather crack them and then they'll be useless. Maybe even remove them..? Love the place and the work you've done to it. God Bless..

  • Yosemite
    Yosemite Month ago

    Oh god, solar panels are definitely not renewable. They only last 10 years, are not biodegradable and are more toxic then toxic waste. Please save the planet and choose anything but solar panels. Actually try to avoid wind turbine also because birds get killed by those huge fast spinning blades....

    Geothermal and nuclear are the only proven green energies. Nuclear energy gets bad rep because politic are scared of loosing their nuclear advantage.

  • Denny Smith
    Denny Smith Month ago +1

    Wonderful...off-grid is the way to go... cut out fatcat money-grubbing banks & mortgage mongerers,
    property developers & estate agents' exhorbitant commissions...

  • pipzky
    pipzky Month ago

    that system is wicked. 4 years + going and still no problems. we all need that shit in our homes too

  • Spencer Calvert
    Spencer Calvert Month ago

    Absolutely love all the wood. Has the feel well look of a wooden boat. Not everyone knows how to make it flow

    • Spencer Calvert
      Spencer Calvert Month ago

      I would love to find someone like him to help me build mine

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  • altha 2014
    altha 2014 Month ago

    Live in Tampa I got 35 acers in NW Florida good land just treees down now sense the storm, if someone would build one of these will let them stay in it half the time, or if I can get 3 other people to put in $4,000 each and build it each will have 1 week out of the month.. have 35 acres will get to use it, clear it off make a garden build a barn to store things, I'm 59 have Parkinson cannot do the work but I own the land free and clear, Would like to set it up in a trust for people to use after I die, live in Tampa now would like to have a place on my land instead of having to stay with family members all the time my land is located in Calhoun County Florida between Tallahassee and Panama city, good farming community, two major rivers to fish at 45 minutes to beach but the small beach town Mexico Beach Florida is gone now due to Hurricane Micheal

  • Julie Herring
    Julie Herring Month ago

    beautiful home ,beautiful couple .

  • manjit bakhshi
    manjit bakhshi Month ago

    Simply gorgeous !