The main purpose of the green shack is to be independent of pretty much everything. So, there is no electric power, hot water or any kind of ‘’luxury’’ inside. But, what if you want those things. Well, there are many gadgets and systems that will make your green shack hi-tech. Because of the word ‘’green’’ in the name, you should use only systems and gadgets that are good for the environment. There are many of them on the market, all you need to do is to buy them and install on your green shack. With them, it is even possible to make a mini power plant!
The first and basic system are solar panels. Sadly, for your home they aren’t very efficient. They simply cannot produce enough electricity that you need. On the other hand, they are more than enough for a green shack. You will want to have a several bulbs inside. Although, you can buy a solar powered, they can last for a short period of time, so solar panels are better option. During the summer, you take showers more often. Which means you are using much more water. Installing a solar water heater can lower down your water bill and you will be the only person who has a hot water if there is some water or power problem in your area.
If you want to go one step fathered, you can install a small wind turbine. Together with solar panels you can provide more than enough energy for cell phone, laptop or a radio. If you are one of those who like fruits and vegetables, you can use windows farms. They are cheap and easy to maintain.
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