A SolMan Classic Portable Solar Generator powers a Tiny Home. Photo courtesy of SolSolutions.

How will you power your Tiny House RV? The easiest way is to connect directly to the grid, but that’s not possible in every parking situation. What if you’d like to camp in the desert, a national park, or deep in the forest? Or perhaps you’ve purchased a piece of land that has not been (or can not be) connected to city power. In these cases, you’ll need to generate your own electricity with an off-grid power source.

I have traveled over 25,000 miles with my Tiny House RV. When it comes to parking, flexibility is key! That’s why I designed my tiny to be off-grid. For this article, I’ll be discussing two types of off-grid power generators: gas and solar.

Gas Generators

The most common type of off-grid generator is the gas powered generator. I’m sure you’ve encountered one of these at some point in your life. As long as you have access to gas, these generators can provide ample electricity to power your Tiny House RV. The downside? Noise and fuel expense.

Several companies produce gas powered generators of varying power generating capabilities. A few popular brands include: Honda, Yamaha and Dometic. Let’s review the specs of the popular Honda EU 2000i gas generator.

Specs for Honda EU 2000i:

off-grid power

Cost: $949. Keep in mind this does not include the cost of gas or a battery system.

Weight: 46 lbs.

Power Capacity: 1600 watts

Run Time: 9.6 Hours On 1 Gallon Of Fuel. The built in inverter in this unit w