Living in a Tiny House Heated with FREE Solar Power in Canada

Living in a Tiny House Heated with FREE Solar Power in Canada

Gabriel Parent-Leblanc heats his tiny house with an awesome solar air heater. He built his tiny house to prove it was possible to live in a tiny house year round in a northern climate. Not only did he succeed (he’s been living in it for almost 2 years) but he also has one of the smallest heating bills I’ve ever seen. In the winter of 2014/2015, which was one of the coldest in the last 100 years, he spent only 0 on heat thanks to his solar air heater panel which provided the bulk of his heat during the day.

His tiny house design was focussed on creating a spacious and comfortable living room with a massive u-shaped sitting area that has the option to put up a table up to make it a dinette, or put down the table to make it an extra bed.

He’s also got a galley kitchen, a sleeping loft, storage loft, and small bathroom with a shower and composting toilet.

The fact that Gabriel’s house is run almost completely on solar power is pretty impressive. He’s got 750 Watts on his roof that power the lights, fridge, water pump, and all of his electrical outlets; and his solar air heating panel provides a lot of his heating needs.

While he is living almost completely off grid in a suburb of Montreal, one thing Gabriel does find challenging is his small water tank. It only holds 100 litres so he often has to re-fill it with a hose. With his metal roof he could probably install a rainwater catchment system to provide some of his water needs.

20 Comments on “Living in a Tiny House Heated with FREE Solar Power in Canada”

  1. Battery storage is a game changer making wind and solar base load power.
    Clean energy production with solar panels / tiles and battery storage.
    Clean energy consumption with electric vehicles.  No emissions.
     A new solar roof, battery storage, an electric car charger and an electric vehicle.
    Solar panels are now being projected to have a much longer life than just a few years ago.
    Electric cars, electric trucks, electric lawn mowers, electric snow blowers, electric tools, no emissions.

  2. I just got land and will begin building in the spring. I was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had to sell my homes in order to be seen by specialist at Duke. I feel very blessed as it's been 8yrs this yr n I was given 12mths to live. I am losing some vision and I've decided to go ahead with my dream of building a tiny home. I'm not a carpenter but I've watched hundreds of videos and I'm researching my heating and cooling options Thankyou for the informative information. I plan on videoing my personal journey to help others and give them hope. Lord knows if I can build a tiny home Anyone can lol. God bless you!

  3. My Bull#$%^ meter is going off, no way are his solar panels providing any worthwhile power in winter. If anyone watching this thinks those solar panels are providing his power…..well ask him about the extension cord hooked up to his families house. I think people watching this shouldn't be fooled, solar in winter in quebec is next to worthless.

  4. Very nice! I just got a piece of property in the Muskoka in Ontario. Looking into what I can do on it. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love seeing the tiny houses being built in Quebec. I’m from there and it’s nice to see the movement develop there where life is so expensive. Beautiful home you have!

  6. I would uѕе it tо ассеѕѕ mу fооd ѕtоrаgе in a grid dоwn situation [ Check Details here === ]. Cоnѕidеring thаt it iѕ important to hidе food, ассеѕѕing it аt night аnd trying tо read lаbеlѕ оn buсkеtѕ, this аmаzing light wоuld really bе hеlрful.

  7. Love this tiny home video. It touched on many of my questions seeing as I live in Northern Ontario with similar climate. I especially liked the info on the solar systems and have researched the suppliers and have them on my list. The stair ladder was great, do you have or can you possibly share the plans for it? Again thanks for sharing.

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