Heat Your Tiny House for Free: How to Build a DIY Solar Heater
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 Solar heaters can make a lot of sense if you live in a cold climate with sun because they essentially provide free heat during the day. The designs haven't always been great, though. Eric Latocki, DIY tinkerer and lifelong fabricator, has incorporated his industrial oven design experience into a DIY solar heater build that can be built with common materials found at local big box stores. His plans, which are completely free, don't require any welding or special knowledge and if you're already building your tiny home, you most likely have the necessary tools and experience already. In this conversation, Eric explains everything from what a solar heater is to how it's installed, what it can be used for, and other important details. If you're looking for alternative ways to heat your tiny house, this episode will definitely open your eyes to some new possibilities.

Full show notes and images at thetinyhouse.net/190

In This Episode:

  • What does a solar heater do?
  • Plenums: what they are and how they influenced Eric's design
  • Cost and time expectations for your DIY solar heater
  • A secondary use for the solar heater
  • Where Ethan and Eric would love to see solar heaters used
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