Off-Grid Galatea Meridian at Luthorville - Tiny House Blog
October 29, 2018

Off-Grid Galatea Meridian at Luthorville

What might sound like a spaceship on another planet is actually an innovative tiny house built by a former Walt Disney Studios employee. Eric Muss-Barnes recently completed his 323 square foot off-grid tiny house on his Mojave desert land. He is featuring it in a set of humorous and philosophical videos on his YouTube channel and website, Luthorville.

Galatea Meridian is owned by Eric Muss-Barnes of southern California.

Galatea Meridian is named after a blend of Pygmalian’s wife and the Galatea Effect. Meridian was added on because Muss-Barnes didn’t want to use the word house or estate. Muss-Barnes used his life savings to purchase the southern California land. He and his Tennessee builder built the tiny house on a Big Tex gooseneck trailer and it is road legal and RVIA permitted. Its main feature is a porch where Muss-Barnes’ motorcycle can be stored and towed along with the house.

The house is featured in a series of videos under the Luthorville YouTube channel.

The Galatea Meridian is built with standard wood construction with closed cell foam insulation. The house is run entirely by solar power and power is stored on eight DMC0100 Interstate batteries. The interior of the home features a bathroom with a full bathtub and composting toilet, a bedroom over the gooseneck and a main living and kitchen space. The refrigerator is an Engel portable 12 volt freezer.

The house is unique in that it has a storage area for the owner’s motorcycle.

The Luthorville channel includes videos on everything on how miserable it was to initially move the tiny house to product reviews and how to buy land in the California desert.

By Christina Nellemann for the [Tiny House Blog]

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