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Old 08-14-2017, 11:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Tiny Tesla House

Tesla creates a ‘tiny house’ to feature its energy products

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Here are a few specs that the company listed:
  • Weight – 2 tonnes
  • Dimensions – 6m x 2.2m x 4m
  • Solar generation – 2kW PV system of 6 panels
  • Solar storage – 1 x Tesla Powerwall
  • Exterior – Clad in locally sourced, chemical-free, sustainable timber
Of course, any random Ecomodderer will see the massive failure: It will be an energy nosebleed for the tow vehicle.



I think it needs construction like a U-Haul trailer or an Airstream, with a pop-top like a Dormobile camper


http://aircooledclassicsmagazine.com/blog/tag/vw-camper/

Then always park with the hinge side to the South. If it has the new Tesla glass roof tiles, you can't even see them.

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I think it needs construction like a U-Haul trailer or an Airstream, with a pop-top like a Dormobile camper
That would be a good idea, providing a quick accomodation for eventual guests.
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If it's actually generating 2kw from solar, and you used that power to offset moving it....and didn't move it too far in one go...it wouldn't cost ya a dime extra to move it!
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Considering that a trailer is usually more aerodynamic, making a mobile house doesn't make so much sense at all (except for eventual bureaucratic reasons). But anyway, I'm sure some features of it could be applied successfully to either a trailer or a more conventional house.
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The dimensions are equal to a 1U shipping container plus ground clearance. If the solar panels were double stacked and deployable via a 4-bar arrangement; that would double the available area. And act as a carport.

The pop-up was to be for solar orientation. It could have triangular end windows instead of canvas.
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The pop-up was to be for solar orientation. It could have triangular end windows instead of canvas.
I'd rather not use canvas anyway.
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Tesla creates a ‘tiny house’ to feature its energy products



Of course, any random Ecomodderer will see the massive failure: It will be an energy nosebleed for the tow vehicle.

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A lot of people would place this structure long term "duration of a job lets say" so its net loss being towed is easily off set vs living in inefficient apartments or renting a house. I would hire a tractor dead heading home to hull it if it going long distances.

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  • The Tesla could move more than the trailer
  • The trailer might move more than the Tesla [unlikely]
  • The trailer might be a garage for the Tesla, that could move by railroad
  • The Tesla might seldom leave it's garage which is attached by microgrid umbilical to a McMansion
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  • The Tesla could move more than the trailer
  • The trailer might move more than the Tesla [unlikely]
  • The trailer might be a garage for the Tesla, that could move by railroad
  • The Tesla might seldom leave it's garage which is attached by microgrid umbilical to a McMansion
Apart from the trailer moving more than the Tesla, which seems in fact very unlikely, the other possibilities seem viable.
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Well, I was looking for a thread to post Telsa news and found this from 2018. I'd forgotten this!

The four bullet points were intended to be exhaustive. I think you could make an Airstream [/CargoSpeed] shape from sustainable wood. Stitch-and-glue boat hull technique.
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Anywho, the things that have me fascinated are Tesla's Gigafactories. The drone overflights on Youtube a good background wallpaper for your daily routine.
  • Giga Shanghai went from a green field to rolling out finished production in 9 months IIRC (It's likely underwater at the moment)
  • Giga Nevada uses steel framing and I've learned from this PDF about Buckling Restrained Braced Frames (BRBFs) and sacrificial slotted plates (Krawinkler Fuses or KFs).
  • Giga Berlin the cleared the land, brought in a railway and counterbalance cranes, and are setting out the 60-70ft columns with integrated footings and bridging them with trusses. The walls are H-columns with horizontal panels dropped into the slot from the top.
  • Giga Austin is being reclaimed from a swamp. In the speeded-up drone shots the traffic jams of Catepillar scrapers look like ants.
Bucky Fuller talked about the tools that make the tools that make the thing, and I hear Elon Musk has said the same thing.

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