# Posted: 1 Aug 2010 00:31
Need some help please- husband and I are (finally) building a 16 X 24 shed/cabin in hopes of setting up an off-grid weekend place. Haven't been this excited in a long time. But are in desperate need of knowledgeable advice from the more experienced-- and so glad to have found this forum!
We hope to use solar power but have a couple problems we need to get around. Because heat and humidity are real problems in the area, it seems self defeating to build our cabin where the sun will blaze down on the roof all day. Also, theft is a problem locally.
- would it make sense to build at the edge of the woods and set up a mobile unit on a cart and roll it out to the field when we were there? If so, how long would it take to charge a battery?
- and assuming that we were able to charge batteries one weekend, would they maintain their charge? How long? A week? A month?
Thanks so much for any advice! (We really need to figure this out quickly as the builders are coming in about a week...)