Well, if the Utilities section was “up in the air”, Appliances are perhaps even more so.
But here are my “knowns” –
- A gas range or cooktop. Kills 2 birds with one stone; I love gas for cooking and propane is definitely going to be part of the off-grid equation.
- Stackable washer-dryer or all-in-one. Presumably gas to power the dryer segment, due to huge electrical draw of electric heating elements.
- Some form of propane heat. Maybe backup only, but building that in.
Maybe a very efficient “mini split” heat pump/AC unit. Not sure. Concerned about heat levels in the lofts (there will be 2!) in the summer. Colorado typically has cool, dry nights – even in midsummer – but I still want a “hands on” experience in the confined quarters of a Tiny House loft; hey, it’s a very small, enclosed space, and heat rises. We’ll see. Hopefully I can get by with fans in the evenings, but the proof will be in the pudding.