The Off-Grid House Made With The Power of Upcycling
Jess Sullivan built a gorgeous tiny house (alongside her partner Dan), on a farm in Rhode Island. Jess and Dan’s tiny house is off-grid, with an array of solar panels, a water purifier, and employs a wealth of salvaged building materials, and clever upcycling.
Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless and/or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.
Jess Sullivan has spoken at conferences dedicated to tiny home building and living. Here is a picture of her at “Tiny House Summer Camp.”
In the video below, she shows off her home! Interesting tidbits include:
- “We’re totally off-grid here, so we have solar power to provide all of our electricity.”
- They have recycled pallet siding, which was the longest part of their building process.
- They did a lot of their shopping for materials on Craigslist, including their windows and door.
- She’s also used pieces of a barn that burned down.
- And much more!