My name is Wes Watts, and with the last name Watts, I was born to work in the solar industry! Growing up in Santa Cruz, CA, I developed an appreciation for the outdoors and the environment at an early age. Surfing, skating, mountain biking and kiting taught me that I wanted to have a career in giving back to the environment. I took my first solar course in 2009 and was immediately hooked.
Oregon Institute of Technology was offering the first Renewable Energy Engineering degree in the nation, and I knew that this was the best next step towards a career in the industry. I graduated in 2014 with a Renewable Energy Engineering degree and took the first step in my career working for Solar Plus Inc, an innovative solar company in Kauai, HI. After a few years and a couple more jobs in the industry, I began to realize that the corporate world was not for me.
Having spent days at sea sailing from Hawaii to CA, and after building our home on wheels (@our_landyacht), I found a gap in the industry. The tiny home industry was booming, van life was on the rise, and I had finally found my line; Tiny Off Grid Solar Solutions. Tiny Watts was born in 2017, and my fiancee Savana and I have been at it full send ever since.
Hi! I’m Savana Rose, and I spent the first six years of my life living full time on a sail boat with my parents and my younger sister. At sea for months at a time with no land in sight, my parents harvested our food from the ocean. I was born into “tiny living” and a world of adventure.
My parents were dreamers. Choosing to sell all of their belongings and move their lives on a boat, their plan for a honeymoon turned into a lifestyle. They weren’t concerned with having a "regular life" and I definitely gained the same mentality! After 13 years of traveling on their boat, they decided to return to Washington State having circumnavigated the world.
I was born in the small town of Nelson, New Zealand. Two years later, my sister Marina was born in Mooloolaba, Australia. Towards the end of our journey on the boat, we visited a small island known as Kauai. My parents immediately fell in love, and we eventually moved there to start a new chapter together. From the years of 8-14, I lived on a farm with many animals. From boat life to farm life!
Fast forward to my early twenties and I decided to move into a van with Wes. Tiny living has always felt like home to me. Tiny Watts is a perfect way for me to share my passion for solar power, living off the grid, and especially "tiny living".