Is it possible to have all the conveniences of home while on the road? Is solar power enough for everything you could want on the road? How do you actually build an off-grid vanlife electrical system?
Having a fully off-grid electrical system means being self-sufficient and sustainable. For vanlife and tiny homes, it means using solar power and potentially other sources of power to charge a battery. If that sounds complicated, don’t worry.
Wiring such a vanlife electrical system requires some research and planning, but is not terribly difficult. Once I had created my van plan, here’s how I wired everything up.
In my quixotic quest for an entirely solar-powered van build, I also created a home automation server like that at my house. I ended up with an energy efficient steampunk ... Read More
Once I had planned and installed the solar panels and battery in my tiny-home/van, I was prepared to begin wiring everything up for my camper van electric conversion.
Okay, maybe prepared ... Read More
For my camper van electric conversion, I wanted to have an entirely solar off-grid solution. To live for days or weeks in the woods, I could not rely upon shore ... Read More
With the insulation and plywood walls up, the inside of the van was starting to look good. I had planned my electrical system, but had no idea how to install ... Read More