Simple Solar Homesteading

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Quixote Cottage and Cabin Plans

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This design is inspired by a cottage I found on the Quixote Village website:

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 "Quixote Village grew from the vision of a self-governing tent camp of homeless adults in Olympia, Washington.  The Village consists of 30 tiny cottages, a large vegetable garden and a community building that contains showers, laundry facilities, a communal kitchen and living and dining space."

Please visit their website to learn more about their mission and to donate.


Quixote Cottage walk-through on Youtube 

Quixote Cottage Cabin is 10x20 with a 4 foot covered porch. Shown is a 320 watt solar electric package. The roof is corrugated metal roofing for rain harvesting. The cabin can be constructed on Deck blocks or a permanent pier foundation. Siding is board and batten or any solid siding material. Walls and roof are 2x6 with R20 insulation and floor is 2x8 with R30 insulation. These cabins can be stick built or use SIPS Structural Insulated Panels and could be constructed offsite and erected in a day by 2 people.

The cottage is 9 feet by 15 feet interior with a 4 foot by 9 foot bathroom. The interior can be modified many ways and it is shown here with a Murphy bed that converts to a dining table with chairs. There is a workstation, large kitchen area with storage and a large clothes wardrobe. Shower stall is 3x3 feet and a standard toilet or composting toilet and bathroom sink and storage is shown. An On Demand propane water heater is on the wall in the bathroom. 

Solar electric batteries, inverter and power controller are stored in a built-in secured box under the porch.


Propane tanks are stored in a secure seat box on the front porch.

Front porch with hidden propane tanks and solar electric components. 


EnergyStar fridge-freezer and microwave run on solar power. Propane  range and 5,000BTU furnace. 

large food prep area with double basin sink and storage shelves. Large clothes wardrobe with mirrors.

Workstation with desk. Murphy bed converts to a large 5 person dining table. LED TV on corner shelf.


Murphy bed converted to full size bed for sleeping. Nice 3x3 window over the bed for light and ventilation. 


3x3 shower stall. Full size composting or traditional toilet. 2x2 bathroom window for ventilation and light.


Large bathroom sink cabinet hides a 25 gallon water tank. On Demand propane water heater on wall.


If you would like the 21 page full color ebook plans and  Sketchup file that includes the framing model and 3D modifiable model of the Quixote cottage it is only $5. These models are completely modifiable and you can change any feature or remove it with just a click.

The sketchup file opens in Google Sketchup available for free here:


 Please be aware these models are copyrighted and may not be shared or transferred in any form. The Quixote Sketchup file will be sent to your email after your order is placed.

You will receive  the 21 page full color ebook plans for the Quixote Cottage and the 3D model files that can be modified using Sketchup for your $5 donation.



You will receive a confirmation from Paypal and your download will be sent to whatever email you use for Paypal. If you have any problems with the download contact me directly at If you would prefer to use cash contact me.

All pictures are copyrighted. All rights reserved. 

If you plan to use the Quixote Cottage cabin off-grid I highly recommend you have my ebook "Ultimate Off-Grid Guide". It is 355 pages full color with all the info you need for installing solar and wind power and many detailed step-by-step plans for all the systems and projects you want and need for off-grid living. It is only $7 so get it today!



About Us:

Simple Solar Homesteading is a Not-For-Profit social and cultural service organization dedicated to producing affordable off-grid housing designs and projects so that everyone everywhere can have a safe and sustainable home.


Your donations will help us to design these projects, build the models and to promote these projects to all countries. Please share our vision on your facebook, Google+ and other social networks and help us end homelessness and poverty once and for all!



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