Do you imagine off-grid freedom? So many enthusiasts envision a quaint tiny house RV in a beautiful landscape with solar panels, rain catchment, and all the nifty unplugged, sustainable living set-ups that always work like a charm. These are the makings of an independent, idyllic existence.

But is off-grid tiny house life all it’s cracked up to be?

For Ariel McGlothin, the answer is yes. She is a fiercely independent off-grid Tiny House RV owner. Where she lives in the Wyoming mountains, during the winter temperatures, get as low as -30, with snowfall as much as 6′ deep. That alone is not for the meek.

Ariel relishes the peaceful surroundings and her off-grid homesteading experience. For her, it’s a very fulfilling lifestyle. Though it’s not what most would consider easy.

Inside Ariel’s Off-Grid Tiny House RV:

The harsh reality: off-grid living requires a lot of hard work and manual labor.

For instance, Ariel must hike up a steep hill to maintain her solar panels. In the cold months, she must take frequent trips to sweep the snow off the panels. The consequence of not properly take care of them, it could mean running out of power.