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NEW PLANS: Big Tex Tiny House 

The Big Tex Tny house designed for the Big Tex 8x14 trailer or it can be built on a foundation. Cost for the house is under $3000 and trailer is $3000 from dealer. This house has kitchen, bathroom and sleeping space for 4 adults. Designed to be low profile and low weight to be towed by a standard truck. 




NEW PLANS: Studio, Cottage, Cabin, Accessory Dwelling Unit Plans 


See plan details here 

These are plans for a 10x10 Studio, Cottage, Cabin or Accessory dwelling unit and includes plans for an addition and porch.  These units would be great for an off grid cabin, backyard office/studio, Accessory Dwelling Unit or other uses. The Studio is designed to sleep 1 or 2 people and the Cottage/Cabin can sleep 4 people. 


This cabin is 14x14 with a full loft and approximately 400 square feet of living space. Downstairs is Kitchen, Bathroom, Dining and Living area. Upstairs is a large Bedroom and Office. There is enough room for 6 people to sleep comfortably.

Power system is 580 watts Solar electric and 400 Watts wind power which powers a 12 volt fridge, lights, water pump, TV's, laptop and many gadgets. Heat source can be propane or wood stove. Toilet is solar assisted composting.

The cabin is designed for year round use and is fully insulated for cold climates.
This cabin design has been tested in Canada, Mexico and Alaska with great results. Perfect for a starter home, hunting/fishing cabin, bug-out shelter or vacation cabin.

The cabin can be built from all new materials for under $2000 (not including windows and doors) and is designed for additions on 3 sides. Plans for additions and complete material lists are included in the ebook.

You will get a complete 355 page Ebook guide with step-by-step directions for building the cabin including material list and detailed instructions for installing solar and wind power.

Plans included:
 1-     How to build a 14x14 cabin for under $2000
 2-     How to install solar and wind power
 3-     How to build a solar composting toilet
 4-     How to drill a water well and harvest rain w
 5-     How to find cheap homesteading land
 6-     How to build an outdoor wood furnace install a wood stove
 7-     How to install propane appliances
 8-     How to build cabin additions for more room  
9-     How to make a living from your homestead
10-     How to build a wood heated pallet hot tub
11-     How to raise a garden and build simple animal pen
 12-    How to keep your cabin secure and safe

Plus you get many valuable links to other sources of information, supplies and many videos.
Cabin material list and cost estimate: Material List Page
Read about LaMar's journey out of homelessness here: HOMELESS NO MORE!
The Ebook is completely printable and can be burned to a DVD or viewed right on your computer. You can print the entire book or just the plans you want to use. The printed version of this same Ebook sells for $24.95 from the publisher but you get the Ebook for only $7. Sorry no refunds on Ebooks after they have been downloaded. The Ebook and Videos are Copyrighted and may not be shared or sold!

The Ebook is a direct download and can be burned to a DVD or read right on your computer. If you have any problems with the download please contact me at lamar5292 at

What are you waiting for- Get it today!





These are client cabins built from my plans. See more info and pics here: Client Cabins  

New- Penobscot Cabin 12x20 Plans
New Portable Market trailer Plans now available!

Simple Solar Homesteading has a new official Amazon storefront for products I use and recommend

These are products I use on my homestead and can recommend. These are great products for off-grid living and most come direct to your door with free shipping. Click on any product to see full description and customer reviews.

NOTICE: I am an Official Amazon Affiliate.  "This is your quarterly AmazonSmile donation notification to inform you that The Nature Conservancy received a new donation of $298,480.16." I link all my Amazon affiliate links to that charity and happy to see them getting a nice healthy donation. If you use any of my links to purchase anything through Amazon it also helps that Charity.? 



Crude oil to hit $100 a barrel and $4 a gallon gas coming, housing prices up 25% and end of rent deferment for many people. I highly recommend people not go in to debt and get your finances stabilized as it is looking like another crash or recession is headed our way by next year.

I got a motorcycle this year that can get 135MPG and I don't need to go to town much these days. No house payments and no utility bills to worry about but propane may be higher come winter so getting my wood stocked up for back up.

Increased my solar power with 2 new 100 watt panels and batts to educe using the genny. Gas is $3.45 a gallon here right now. Building materials are outrageously high. When the case lot sales come around I need to stock up on dry and canned goods again. If you are not raising animals you might consider a few chickens. Eggs will keep you fed and chickens produce extra to sell/trade.

I reduced my phone bill by getting off ATT and getting my own wifi hotspot saved me about $700 a year. Internet is my only monthly bill and is $50 a month. Property taxes and truck insurance are only other bills I pay each year. Gas for the truck and propane as needed. I spend about $150 a month on food and I eat well.

Consider how you can reduce your expenses without sacrificing safety and invest in your homesteads and in developing multiple streams of income.

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As a professional renewable energy writer, I do review renewable energy books for various publications, both in print and online.

I bought Lamar's Ebook "Simple Solar Homesteading" the other day. It's a bargain for 5 bucks, it's completely original, he wrote and photographed everything in it. The CAD construction diagrams for all the projects are clear, the book is well organized, and it's easy to read. You can build all of these projects yourself with just the information provided in the book.

This book is a really original GEM in a sea of re-hashed online renewable energy ebooks, and I highly recommend it to everyone here.

Dan Fink- Author and "Ask an Expert" columnist for Home Power Magazine
Author for Back Home Magazine, Co-author of the book "Homebrew Wind Power," 2008


LaMar, I received your Simple Solar Homesteading book today, and it is FANTASTIC!!! Very well done, and very easy to follow! I am really looking forward to building my own cabin in the future!

 Thanks Lamar!  This is exactly what I hoped it would be.  Perfect for our lake lot, and lots of projects available for future improvements.  This ought to keep us busy for years into our retirement. 

God Bless,
Kathy and Mike Wilson

 "I just received LaMar's book about simple solar homesteading. The whole book contains finite directions for building a cabin for under $2,000, a solar system for under $1000, a solar water heater for under $50 ,a solar composting toilet, and even a garden cart, plus lots of other info about where to go to get more stuff. It's the best $5 I've ever spent. Just the how-to photos are worth so much. I printed the book off, bound it, and stayed up most of the night devouring it--now I can't wrench it out of my son's hands. I've always said if you know how to build shelter and grow food, it takes most of the fear out of life. If you haven't ordered this book, do it NOW! Thanks, LaMar, for putting this together". Rebecca at Coyote Moon Homestead in W KY

Simple Solar Homesteading II

"Lamar has empowered the reader, the seeker, the fed-up, those on very limited income, enabled them to take control of their life. Freeing them from the servitude of a system; that enslaves under 15-20 even 30 years of indenture, the mortgage company. A system that cares not for the Spiritual welfare of its captives, but only the profit it can extract from it?s sufferers. I found this book, to contain a wealth of information. All of it in a format that is usable, by anyone with the most marginal construction skills. Providing plans for more than just a cabin, he touches upon many more of the needed systems, which go along with homesteading. It will become a valuable tool for many, profound in its straight forward simplicity." Rock Trant 

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