Shipping container home – Ecopods

The Ecopod was developed by Dwight Doerkson as a home that is easy to transport and doesn’t need connecting to the power grid. Like many of the other units we have looked at today its got a lowered side difference with this one though is it has a solar winch that can be operated at the flick of a switch.

A few eco ideas in the property include a rubber floor made from recycled tyres, 12v lighting system, solar refrigerator and a composting toilet. A lot of work has gone into these designs and homes although $40,000 does seem steep for me on the sale tag.

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How To Install 12v LED Lighting System For Shipping Container Home.

I came across this video today covering using a 12v lighting system with Solar power to supply its energy and its broken down to make a basic system easy to understand so wanted to share it. Obviously the rig could just as easily be setup with a wind turbine over solar if need be or even combine the two. The system is fairly easy to understand and in most locations you can no doubt buy the system as a kit.