With travel restricted right now and for the foreseeable future, it makes sense to have someplace to take off to that’s yours. Just because you can’t travel the traditional way right now doesn’t mean that you need to stay home. Instead of succumbing to cabin fever in your house or apartment, you can head out into the wild and find a place to explore while staying socially distant.
You could go camping for a vacation, of course, but having a place that you can go to on a whim and it is always there when you need it is ideal. Luckily, you can find a place that is remote and still enjoy modern comforts thanks to things like ShopSolar’s solar power inverters and propane tanks to keep your water and home warm.
In this article, we will go over several ideas that you can use to get inspired about the possibilities for creating an off grid retreat for when you want to get away from the world for a while.
1 – Traditional cabin
A cabin in the woods is something that most Americans long for. You can probably already envision what it looks like with the log walls, big front porch and the trees all around it.
This is what most people are looking for when they decide to go for an off grid retreat as it can be very homey. They are sturdy and long lasting so you can even pass down the retreat to your children and grandchildren.
There are a couple of things to consider, however. You can buy one already set up, or look to build one yourself or have it built for you. Either scenario can be quite expensive. An already existing cabin in the location where you would want to be may be hard to find. And building one from scratch can be time consuming as well as expensive.
What you get, though, is a structure that can handle the set up for going off grid like solar panels and wind turbines that are connected to batteries so you needn’t worry about power production.
2 – A yurt
A great budget option that gives you a lot of flexibility is a yurt. These are structures that were meant to be taken down and set up quickly for nomads that needed to be on the move a couple of times per year.
You may be looking to set up permanently so this is not much of an advantage for you. However, since the set up is easy, you are free to find the most ideal location from your wishlist.
They are quite comfortable and can be as spacious as you need. And there will be plenty of room for your batteries as well as the furniture that you want.
3 – Tiny house
Thanks to the tiny house movement, there are hundreds of options to choose from to make yourself a humble, yet comfortable abode. Choose from a shipping container that can be converted into a home, to a flatbed truck on which you can construct a small shelter.
The possibilities are endless as people have made homes out of some unusual material and objects. Your only limit is your imagination.