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Solar-, Wind Powered Rotating Off-Grid Tiny House

by: Moon Apple
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We've previously made the case about why tiny houses aren't recreational vehicles and vice versa, but we've also seen some cross-over hybrids that don't quite fit in either category. Defying categorization is the sCarabane from France's Green Cat Technologies, a sleek recreational tiny house that can unfold automatically into a house-like configuration and is powered by solar and wind technology.
Interior camper

Solar Panels Which Follow The Sun

When traveling on the road, the sCarabane's exterior looks like a neat, nondescript trailer measuring 26 feet long. When on-site, however, the sCarabane's sleek metal box transforms into a small but full-featured 580-square-foot home with the push of a button. When fully deployed, two side decks flip out to extend the available square footage, adding an exterior deck on one side and another space for two bedrooms on the other. 
To optimize sun exposure, the sCarabane can sit on a circular track that allows it to rotate 360 degrees, allowing the whole structure - and its solar panels - to follow and capture sunlight throughout the day.
Rotating camper
Inside, there is a kitchen, dining area, bathroom with toilet, shower, mini washing machine, and two bedrooms situated in one wing of the fold-down spaces. An extra guest bed can be had by converting the dining table space. The company takes about 30 minutes to either open the sCarabane up or close it completely.

It's powered and supported by a combination of systems, including solar panels that can generate 500 watts, a telescopic wind turbine that can produce an additional 500 watts, and a parabolic solar concentrator to heat hot water.
There's also a semi-reflective rotating bubble window on one end that lets light into the dining area only when desired.
Interior camper bubble window
It's a pretty impressive design that balances off-grid possibilities with comfort; however, it's a prototype design, so there's no word on actual prices yet, though the Green Cat Technologies team is currently refining the design further (they aim to add some water harvesting and management systems), for production shortly.

Source Kimberley Mok

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I'm interested in everything that has to do with sustainability. My house is solar powered and I have my own water supply and filtering system.  I grow my own vegetables and fruit. Most of the time I go on the road by bicycle and for long distances I use public transport.

I'm interested in everything that has to do with sustainability. My house is solar powered and I have my own water supply and filtering system.  I grow my own vegetables and fruit. Most of the time I go on the road by bicycle and for long distances I use public transport.

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Solar-, Wind Powered Rotating Off-Grid Tiny House

We've previously made the case about why tiny houses aren't recreational vehicles and vice versa, but we've also seen some cross-over hybrids that don't quite fit in either category. Defying categorization is the sCarabane from France's Green Cat Technologies, a sleek recreational tiny house that can unfold automatically into a house-like configuration and is powered by solar and wind technology. Solar Panels Which Follow The Sun When traveling on the road, the sCarabane's exterior looks like a neat, nondescript trailer measuring 26 feet long. When on-site, however, the sCarabane's sleek metal box transforms into a small but full-featured 580-square-foot home with the push of a button. When fully deployed, two side decks flip out to extend the available square footage, adding an exterior deck on one side and another space for two bedrooms on the other.  To optimize sun exposure, the sCarabane can sit on a circular track that allows it to rotate 360 degrees, allowing the whole structure - and its solar panels - to follow and capture sunlight throughout the day. Inside, there is a kitchen, dining area, bathroom with toilet, shower, mini washing machine, and two bedrooms situated in one wing of the fold-down spaces. An extra guest bed can be had by converting the dining table space. The company takes about 30 minutes to either open the sCarabane up or close it completely. It's powered and supported by a combination of systems, including  solar panels that can generate 500 watts, a telescopic  wind turbine that can produce an additional 500 watts, and a parabolic solar concentrator to heat hot water. There's also a semi-reflective rotating bubble window on one end that lets light into the dining area only when desired. It's a pretty impressive design that balances off-grid possibilities with comfort; however, it's a prototype design, so there's no word on actual prices yet, though the Green Cat Technologies team is currently refining the design further (they aim to add some water harvesting and management systems), for production shortly. Source Kimberley Mok Before you go Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about your tiny house experience?  Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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