Jeff Hobbs is a boat and furniture builder who discovered a love and talent for building tiny houses that are both sustainable and affordable. One of his homes is called the Briar and it’s a 258-square foot home that’s completely custom and completely off-grid. The home ended up costing about $87,100 to build and it’s made with SIPs and recycled wood for efficiency.
The first thing you notice about the Briar is its source of power: large solar panels. The two 300w solar panels are mounted on the front of the home’s roof and provide all the power needed for the home to be off-grid permanently.
Inside, it’s evident that every piece of the home was carefully thought out and constructed. Hand carved wood accents, scraped hardwood floors, and pottery repurposed into sinks are just some of the custom elements of this remarkable tiny house.
The living area has a small desk that’s used for the owner’s sound equipment and a custom bookshelf was made for the corner above it to hold books. There’s enough space left over for an oversized L-shaped couch which can be converted into a guest bed when needed.
Funky pendants with natural texture hang from the wood ceiling in front of the loft to give soft light in the evenings.
The kitchen boasts beautiful wood countertops and open shelves to hold dishes and spices.
One of the prettiest features in this home is the pottery bowl that was used for the sink.
A wood burning stove keeps the house warm and cozy during cooler seasons and sits next to the staircase that leads up to the loft.
Upstairs, the loft is kept safe with a ledge that doubles as storage for books.
Back downstairs is the master bedroom which has room for a full-sized bed and storage pieces.
Outside of the home, you can see more of the off-grid features that keep this house operating such as the later rainwater collecting tank.
The owners have given their child a wonderful setting to grow up in and learn the importance of sustainability.
If you want to see more of this incredible home, check out this article about it: http://newatlas.com/room-to-move-tiny-house/41799/.