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Shockingly Simple Electrical For Tiny Houses

Book-Cover-FinalI have begun working on the inside of my tiny and one of the big tasks that we had to complete was the electrical for the tiny house.  I knew that many people had a lot of questions about this and I have noticed that almost every single set of plans on the tiny house market either barley mentioned electrical or ignored it all together.

It was with that in mind that we have developed this ebook because we got so many questions.  The book was written with a whole team of folks including tiny home builders, a Master Electrician, and myself.

We show you how to wire a tiny house from start to finish.  We made it so someone who doesn’t have any knowledge or experience can go from novice to wiring their whole house.

Topics covered:
  • Basic electrical concepts
  • how to size and plan your system
  • How to wire switches, panels, lights, & more
  • Key electrical codes and safety
  • Wiring for on the grid and off the grid setups
  • Custom diagrams for each step
  • How to choose wire, breakers, & boxes
  • Solar panels, inverters, etc
  • Wind turbines and micro hydro power
  • Much more!


This is an electronic book (not print) of 80 pages of core content including real life tiny house wiring examples, plus 55 pages of reference materials.


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How Much Energy

So I found this neat interactive graphic that allows you to determine how much power what you have in your house is used.  Now obviously this is an estimation, but it is still pretty neat.  I will allow you to calculate the dollars spent on it, how many hours you can operate an appliance on 1 kw of power etc.  Check it out.

Be Green & Organized

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When I lived in Australia I was able to see some really interesting steps they take to be green, it isn’t just a fad, it is pervasive, if not legally required.  One such thing that they do is in hotels the light switches are activated by inserting your room key.  This way you don’t lose the key and when you head out, you just grab the card and the lights go out.

This product is pretty interesting, meant for residential, this switch works on the same premise, just geared for normal daily use.  You simply hang your key on the hooks on the base of the, this connects the circuit and allows you to flip the switch.  On your way out of the door, grab your keys, it kills the power automatically and never forget to turn of the light again!  These sell for $32 online at the link below.

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The Revolution Door

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