Indiana-based Wilderness Solutions Inc. has completed a year of testing its completely self-sustaining, utility-free wilderness cabin and is now taking orders for delivery in the upcoming vacation season.
The solar energy package has powered the get-away cabin through the demanding weather extremes of Indiana, providing the creature comforts of home with nary a connection to any traditional infrastructures, according to a news release.
“Our Wilderness Solutions cabins are totally self-contained,” requiring no traditional infrastructure, said Carey DePalma, company president. “We have a fresh water filtration system that converts any water source (lake, river, even salt water) to sparkling clean drinking water, a gray water recycling system and a toilet that converts organic waste to ash. There is even a monitoring system that lets you activate heat and air, turn appliances on and off, and check in remotely to make sure everything is working properly.”
The Little Engine That Could – Wilderness Solutions’ little Energy Caboose — is the hub of the cabins and cottages. Nestled alongside the cabin, with an exterior design that complements the main structure, the caboose contains the fresh and grey water filtration systems, the generator (or fuel cell for certain options), the electric panels, the batteries and the monitoring system.
“A 1 kilowatt-hour solar system comes standard with each cabin,” said Dan London, president of Solar Max Inc., a New York-based alternative energy provider. Solar Max was chosen as the energy partner for all Wilderness Solutions cabins. A 2 kwh system is also available for those who have greater than average electric needs.
“We are delighted to be teaming up with Carey DePalma in creating affordable, truly eco-friendly off-grid solutions for living off the beaten path,” London added. “These cabins are a work of art in terms of design and engineering. You can literally put these cabins anywhere on planet earth. All of your infrastructure is built-in: electric, water and sewer. I think our tag line says it all. ‘Wilderness Cabins Go Where Others Cannot.’”
Wilderness Solutions cabins and cottages conform to park model requirements for easy transport and minimum permitting, and the optional 175-square foot loft allows for a roomy interior without overstepping square foot limits. Larger one-, two- and three-bedroom modular cabins are also available. Both versions are delivered assembled and fully furnished, including brand-name appliances.
Kitchens are well equipped with 30-inch stoves, full-sized refrigerators, generous counter space and beautifully constructed cabinetry. A separate dining area and living room with sofa, club chairs and flat-screen TV create a comfortable, homey environment. Bathrooms include tub with integrated shower and lighted vanity with medicine cabinet.
Flexible interior floor-plan and décor options, including porches and lanais, make these four-season units perfect for individual second homes, resort cottages for guests who seeking unique vacation comforts, hunting lodges, mountain retreats, camp ground accommodations, work crew housing where infrastructure is costly or not available and even emergency housing in areas where natural disasters have disabled existing systems.
MSRPs start in the low to mid-$60,000 range with a deluxe model around $74,000.
For more information visit www.TheWildernessCabin.com or call Carey DePalma in Indiana at (317) 753-4684 or Dan London in New York at (631) 725-7699.