|Posted on June 30, 2014 at 10:15 AM|
50 years ago I used to dream of going on long camping trips across the country. Now I am in my sixties, still with the same dream, but with much practical experience. I want to design and build my travelling Home/Office where I can travel and work in a perpetual cycle across our great nation, incl Canada. I'd like to be self-sustaining, completely off-grid.
My diet is simple, raw fruits and vegetables and nuts, with an accasional juicy cheeseburger or big thick rib-eye once in a while, hence the charcoal grille. Hunting and fishing would also be enjoyable at times.
I like to read a lot, so book storage is necessary, I have an average amount of clothes. I have also an extensive LP vinyl record collection, with a small stereo system, which I'd like to build into the house ceiling. I draw and paint, so my office should be flexible for my work and studio functions. I do entertain with a small bunch of friends and acquaintances, along the way.
I believe in a complete solar operating system, with battery backup and generator. Showering water is via a solar hot water heating system on the roof. Kitchen water for the sink is pumped with a foot pedal and grey water waste will be used for gardening. Bathroom waste will be composted via composting toilet.
Wall construction will be SIP panels, high R value, heating via wood burning stove and solar heating system, with thru the wall AC for those really warm days.
The loft area has a nice king-size bed with storage cubicles along each side and a large headboard . Access is via a library-type sliding ladder.
Lots of natural light for daytime work, with Under shelf and ceiling mounted low level task lighting for nighttime and grey days.
I love wood, so much natural wood finished throughout. Stone tile for the bathroom and wet areas.
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