Woman Living Off-Grid in Her Tiny House in Northern Canada

Carole Lyne Robin is an impressive and inspiring woman and we love that she has designed her life around what is most important to her. She’s a freelance photographer who helped build her own tiny house so that she could afford to live where she wants (off-grid in the bush!) and spend more time with the people and projects she loves.

When she’s not taking photographs, she’s volunteering as a farm hand on a reindeer ranch, taking courses on how to tan hides in the traditional Cree way, spending quality time with her parents, friends, and extended family, crafting beautiful items, and connecting with the outdoors where she canoes, fishes, hunts, and hikes.

You can follow Carole’s journey on Instagram here:

Carole has been living in her tiny home for over 2 years in a rural area in Northern Ontario. She has a solar power system to provide electricity from April to October, and from November to March she uses a generator. She uses propane for her stove, hot water, heat, and for her washer/dryer.

Her tiny home is beautifully decorated and has many amenities, including a soaker bathtub, a full-size washer and dryer, a 4-burner stove, 2 lofts, a cat walk ramp so her cat can access the loft, and a full-sized closet with loads of storage space. We think you’ll love touring this tiny house!

We also want to say a special thank you to Krista for her canoe cameo and campfire stories, and to Steve for sharing his magical reindeer farm and rhubarb wine with us!

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle


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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

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Winter tiny house photos provided by Carole Lyne Robin:

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23 Replies to “Woman Living Off-Grid in Her Tiny House in Northern Canada”

  1. algypsy17

    This is such a beautiful home, every little detail is precious, what a happy cat to live there, even the plants look so happy, this is a little paradise !

  2. Mani Kumar

    Every thing looks amazing…. but one suggestion.. try to keep propain gas cylinders covered with wooden closet kind of thing …. just to be on safer side…. leaving the propain gas cylinders outside with no covering I feel it's not secure…..

  3. SRIKAR Sowbhagya

    I feel happy to see people living their lives the way they wanted….i always want to live this kind of life but ……..anyway great living sister… always good to see people like you

  4. Emma MacGregor

    You did a spectacular job! FINALLY, a tiny house with a decent sized closet AND bathtub!!! This is my dream home! Beautiful. I am also in Ontario and this gives me hope as most of the vids I have seen are for folks in California. Well done. I hope you enjoy your beautiful home, and your life.

  5. Kimber

    I just love every part of her story and how she has overcome so many obstacles in her life. So very inspirational ! I would just love to find out how much she spent on creating her tiny home ?

  6. ronald martel

    very nice video, n wish i can do the same,love the nature,but just have to end my projet, i see the cost of propane and gas generator? the alternative that would be a 2 solar panel independent hook with a bench saw motor connected with a truck alternator with a switch on for 4 hrs to replace generator. you can expend battery bank and cost will be less…


    Love the place & the location but is it not illegal to live in a Tiny Home in Ontario ?  Good for her on doing this Beautiful place, its on my to do list…Love it up North…

  8. Ed OrgA

    U really good at make yr house look so cool,beautiful,neat….u the best
    It is like in supermarket organize

  9. Eva Sartorius

    Your cat was  upset  with  you?. Thank  god  I am not  the  only  one. Do you think  it might be  the upper  attitudes?

  10. Nancy Anne Berg

    So how does the solar work if it is covered with snow? So you just scrape it off and wait for sun or wait for Spring and forget it. I noted you do the generator in Winter but wonder if you can do solar at all?? Thank you for your home beibg open for us

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