Sometimes – er, actually a lot of the time – we wish we could just get away from it all and go to our own private cabin in the woods. The reality, though, is that getting your own place to run off to is out of the question for a lot of folks. Or, at least it was before self-sustaining tiny houses like the Ark Shelter made their way onto the market.
This thing can operate totally off the grid. It comes completely pre-fabricated (we’re talking cooking equipment, furniture, and even bed linings are included with this) and with a rainwater collection system and a wind-power electricity production system to keep the lights on and the water running. It is definitely on the smaller side – running about 10.8 feet wide by 30 long, but it makes up for the small space with big open windows at the front of the cabin and on the doors. For the warmer months, the cabin is designed for you to fold out a porch, allowing you to entertain guests or just let the warm air flow into the living space. One of the most impressive parts about the whole thing? The asking price is $50,000. [Purchase]