Temporary housing?

Discussions about Renewable Energy, including photovoltaics, wind, and small scale hydro.
Creating power for your home, off grid.
Emphasis on nuts-n-bolts, hands-on projects.

Moderator: TMAX

Post Reply
User avatar
Dennis The Bus Dweller
Seasoned Nomadicista
Posts: 1861
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:33 am
Location: Southold N.Y.
Contact:

Temporary housing?

Post by Dennis The Bus Dweller »

Hi Kids

I live out on the end of Long Island in N.Y. Most of my work is between 50 and 75 miles in travel one way. Gas is up to about $4.50 here so traveling is pretty costly. So what to do? Well, I decided to build a rolling bungalow so I can stay on the job for a week or two at a time. Here’s a few pics of the beginning. The welder finished the solar rack today. Im putting 9/51 watt panels on it. A Trace C40 charge controller and a 1000 watt xantrex inverter with remote. I’m just going to throw in 6 or 8/220 amph golf cart batteries for my power supply. I got a used rv stove/oven and a small 2 way fridg. It should be fine for short stays.
Peace along the way
Dennis the bus dweller N.Y.
User avatar
Dennis The Bus Dweller
Seasoned Nomadicista
Posts: 1861
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:33 am
Location: Southold N.Y.
Contact:

Bungalow

Post by Dennis The Bus Dweller »

Image

[/img]Image
Peace along the way
Dennis the bus dweller N.Y.
User avatar
Dennis The Bus Dweller
Seasoned Nomadicista
Posts: 1861
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:33 am
Location: Southold N.Y.
Contact:

Bungalow

Post by Dennis The Bus Dweller »

Image

[/img]Image
Peace along the way
Dennis the bus dweller N.Y.
User avatar
Dennis The Bus Dweller
Seasoned Nomadicista
Posts: 1861
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:33 am
Location: Southold N.Y.
Contact:

Post by Dennis The Bus Dweller »

[img][img]http://i34.tinypic.com/30cuiqv.jpg[/img]

Ok, I punked out and bought a trailer :( Im Throwing my creativity in to my bus/home :wink: [/img]
Peace along the way
Dennis the bus dweller N.Y.
User avatar
Dennis The Bus Dweller
Seasoned Nomadicista
Posts: 1861
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:33 am
Location: Southold N.Y.
Contact:

Post by Dennis The Bus Dweller »

[/img]Image
The aray hinges to both sides. I picked up 8 / 6 volt /220 amphr golf cart batteries at Sam's wholesale club for $58.00 each. Tomarrow I'll hook everything up. Im trying to get it up and running and pack up and get across the island by sunday. The job should take about 4 to 6 weeks so my "Bungalow" be great.
Peace along the way
Dennis the bus dweller N.Y.
Griff
~(G)Q
Posts: 337
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:25 pm
Location: Off-Grid
Contact:

Post by Griff »

That's a nice little set up, Dennis! 8) Best wishes for meeting your deadline!
~(G)Q Arduously Avoiding Assimilation
User avatar
Dennis The Bus Dweller
Seasoned Nomadicista
Posts: 1861
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:33 am
Location: Southold N.Y.
Contact:

Post by Dennis The Bus Dweller »

[img][img]http://i38.tinypic.com/11jvo90.jpg[/img]
In with the pins[/img]
Peace along the way
Dennis the bus dweller N.Y.
User avatar
Dennis The Bus Dweller
Seasoned Nomadicista
Posts: 1861
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:33 am
Location: Southold N.Y.
Contact:

Post by Dennis The Bus Dweller »

Home for the next 6 weeks
Last edited by Dennis The Bus Dweller on Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:57 am, edited 1 time in total.
Peace along the way
Dennis the bus dweller N.Y.
Griff
~(G)Q
Posts: 337
Joined: Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:25 pm
Location: Off-Grid
Contact:

Post by Griff »

Nicely done, Dennis! 8) I hope it serves you well!
~(G)Q Arduously Avoiding Assimilation
User avatar
Dennis The Bus Dweller
Seasoned Nomadicista
Posts: 1861
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:33 am
Location: Southold N.Y.
Contact:

Post by Dennis The Bus Dweller »

I’m out here with no signs of a cell phone or internet signal, so tonight I decided to drive around the county camp ground where im staying to see if I can at least find a cell phone signal so I can give my daughter a call and maybe catch up a bit and low and behold about 50 yards past the “DEAD ENDâ€
Peace along the way
Dennis the bus dweller N.Y.
AccordGuy
Posts: 144
Joined: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:47 am
Location: West Sussex, UK
Contact:

Post by AccordGuy »

Either that or you could try one of those Peltier effect 12V fridges.
User avatar
Dennis The Bus Dweller
Seasoned Nomadicista
Posts: 1861
Joined: Mon Nov 15, 2004 9:33 am
Location: Southold N.Y.
Contact:

2 more solar trailers on the way

Post by Dennis The Bus Dweller »

I met 2 people when out on the road with my little solar trailer and they called me to do a couple for them. one 7' x 14' and one 6' x 12' the 14 footer will have 6 / 210 watt evergreen and the 12 footer will have 4 / 210 watt evergreen panels. both will have 3000 watt xantrex inverter / chargers.

Image

Image

And of course I’ll need a fire in contemplation of the projects :D

Image
Peace along the way
Dennis the bus dweller N.Y.
Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest