Objectives & Site Considerations:
We were approached by Designer Nick Lane to provide an off-grid power system for their tiny home design ‘The Brook’. Budget and space were the two main drivers for this off-grid system design, given that at the time this tiny home was in the design and construction phase.
Average summer demand: 4.61kWh
Average winter demand: 4.13kWh
Demand surge: 9.3kVA
This beautiful home speaks for itself really. Clever design including passivhaus principles, such as excellent cross-ventilation, reduces the energy requirements of the home. Reducing the energy demand meant the PV array size and battery capacity could be reduced to fit into the small footprint of the tiny home while still complying with Australian Standards for equipment clearances.
Since the original installation in Rosebrook, VIC, this house has since been relocated to Port Fairy and renamed ‘The Cutting’ where it is now available for short-term accommodation! If you’d like to stay in this beautiful house, check out their booking website here.
Photos courtesy of Small Not Tiny