Apparently being the king of solar cooking wasn’t enough for Patrick Sherwin.
That’s because this week the CEO of GoSun, a Cincinnati-based startup focused on building solar cooking products, debuted a hybrid solar-powered tiny home on wheels. Called the Dream, the portable home is packed with features for the sustainably-focused traveler or off-gridder who just wants to be able to plop this thing in the middle of a field somewhere.
Not surprisingly, the Dream features a bunch of the GoSun systems that the company has launched in recent years, including a GoSun Fusion hybrid solar/electric oven, the GoSun Chill portable high-efficiency refrigerator and the GoSun Flow water purification system.
There’s also a bunch of interesting new features that go beyond the company’s mainline cooking products that make the Dream a fully self-sufficient tiny home for the sustainably-minded weekend warrior or doomsday prepper:
Full Solar System. A full solar PV array on the roof, an on-board lithium ion energy storage battery, inversion, and control systems all included with the Dream.
A Complete Solar Kitchen. Each Dream comes complete with a GoSun Solar Kitchen package. GoSun launched the Solar Kitchen last year, which includes a GoSun Fusion solar oven, a solar table (with built-in solar panel) and a high efficiency electric cooler.
A Smart Retractable Awning. In his guided tour (see below), Sherwin emphasizes the importance of indoor-outdoor living (probably to be expected by a guy who started a solar cooking startup), and shows off a sixteen-foot wide awning that will automatically retract when it senses a wind is kicking up.
A Composting Toilet: A flush toilet comes standard, but hyper-sustainably focused users can get an optional upgrade gives you a toilet that separates liquids from solids.
Hideaway, Liftable Queen Sized Bed on Tracks: This is maybe my favorite feature, a queen sized bed on a track system for daytime storage. This means that during the day the bed is lifted up to the ceiling, allowing users to use that space with a small table below. When it’s time to hit the sack, you just click on the switch and the queen sized bed comes down.
In a way, the creation of a fully featured solar-powered tiny house makes sense for GoSun, which started with a simple solar powered oven for campers and has slowly been adding products over the years such as refrigeration, water systems and lighting.
According to GoSun, the Dream will be available in 2021 and sell starting at $69,500. For those looking to go off grid, you can reserve your’s with a $500 down payment.
You can watch Sherwin give a guided tour of the GoSun Dream below: