Matthew Hofmann’s Living Vehicle trailers aren’t just for a weekend in the woods; they’re for actually living there. The chrome, shoe box-shaped trailer offers everything you would want from a New York apartment, with basically the same square footage. The former architect’s trailers have it all—outsized windows, a skylight, spa-style bathroom, washing machine and a roof-top solar system allowing for off-the-grid living. And because everyone’s idea of what makes the perfect home is their own, each unit is fully customizable.
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Select the desired equipment to estimate the off-grid run time and compare Living Vehicle models. Solar power is based on an average of 5 hours of full sun per day.
*Calculations are estimates based on average appliance usage and best practices in extending stored energy. Assumptions include 90-deg F continuous temperature, washer/dishwasher use spread throughout the week, and very high GHI solar conditions (https://www.nrel.gov/gis/solar.html). This calculator is intended as a helpful resource to understand the impact of appliance use and solar charging on runtimes only. These calculations are not a guarantee of performance of our energy system as there are too many variables in usage of the system and weather/environmental conditions to predict or assure any results.