Hey guys! New here and very excited to possibly have found the place I have been looking for. A year and a half ago I purchased an old school bus to turn it into a tiny home. Not a hippy dippy tiny home with weed smoke rolling out the windows, but a sophisticated tiny home fully of tech and home automation.
I have always been an iOS guy, but the limitations put on it by Apple has led me to believe that this system will need to be ran by Android which I have little experience with. We have a Synology NAS which houses all of our media and eventually security camera software. All items being ran are Docker containers and everything is running great. The automation in the bus will likely be controlled by an ISY994 and Insteon switches. One or two outlets will also be Insteon but not all.
Where I need the help is…
I am looking for a super clean and sophisticated looking front end to run all of the commands through on a wall mounted tablet. I would like to have Alexa voice command too but it seems as though without internet Alexa isn’t possible. With that said, I watched this video the other day and it seems like Alexa is possible without internet with something called the RM Pro Plugin…
Anyhow, any help is appreciated. I am not to the point where I need this setup in the bus yet, but I want to have it all designed and ready so that I can plug and play it when it comes time to move into the bus. It’s only 27’ and I am not going to have room for projects like I do now. I don’t want to say that money is no object considering the amount I have in the NAS and HDDs, but I don’t want to get wild with it. However, I’ll spend what I have to since this will be our home for the foreseeable future.
Here is our current HTPC setup using Kodi.