dan price: my tiny house aug 21, 2012 dan price: my tiny house ‘my tiny house’ by dan price image © dan price with a refreshing contrast to the seemingly budget-less, material extensive projects published around the internet, dan price‘s ‘tiny house’ offers a more sobering sustainability in construction and consciousness. the concept revisits the basic principles of a site, finding that perfect natural balance between sun, shading, ventilation, and a water source. danny hudson I designboom My Mini Mobile Cottage Building Journey renzo piano's micro-home 'diogene' installed on vitra campus jun 14, 2013 renzo piano's micro-home 'diogene' installed on vitra campus renzo piano’s ‘diogene’ installed on vitra campusimage © designboom ‘…the idea of a small house always came back, because it’s kind of a primitive idea. it’s the idea of basic shelter– the minimum living shelter you need as a human being–then you can go and make many places for collective activity. civic places, places for people to enjoy music, to enjoy university, to enjoy education, a civic center. you can do many, many things; but it sticks, this idea somewhere, this one different image– it’s called silence.’ renzo piano speaks about the micro-home as a career-long endeavor that was informed by boat making and decades of architectural experience video © designboom the home was prefabricated in italy and lifted onto a gentle hilltop site image © designboom an interior skin of wood is met with aluminum cladding in elevation the 20 square meter home sports choice glazing and a solar panel system view of the beam removal
Shedworking Tiny House with your own Rooftop Terraces I thought you’d like this tiny house that’s in Yport on top of a cliff in Normandy, France. My favorite part about it is not only the location but the rooftop terraces that are accessible on the second floor from the bedroom. Directly underneath the rooftop terraces are some covered patios. These are available as wings on opposite sides of the home. It was created by architect Franklin Azzi and can actually be finished in a variety of ways which I’ll show you below. I encourage you to tour the rest of this tiny home below: I thought you’d like this home too. Materials & Construction It’s built mainly of wood with some masonry. All of the materials that were used to build this house were locally sourced from within 62 miles of the area. Heating & Cooling The ventilation and cooling in the Shelter House are passive and its heated during the winter by a wood-burning stove and under floor heating. Living Room It’s great how the home is so open. Kitchen Bathroom Other Variations of the Shelter House
Litl Hausen | Owen Sound, Ontario N4k5N3 Wooden Egg Is A Floating Apartment Artist Stephen Turner teamed up with PAD studio and SPUD to create this egg-shaped abode. He plans to use the Exbury Egg, which was made with boatbuilding techniques, as his living and working space for the next year. Inside there is a stove, a shower, a desk and a hammock. And solar power too. small & tiny home ideas A Micro House To Love The ZeroHouse “zeroHouse” I gotta say, the name doesn’t thrill me. In this age of crappy no-calorie sodas that taste like metal or underfed actresses with no curves who can fit into a size smaller than 1, the word “zero” connotates that something vital is missing or that the product is somehow subpar. And who wants “less than”? I took one look at zeroHouse and thought “Cool design – but what’s it lacking?” That’s where reading really comes in handy. Turns out, the only things missing from zeroHouse are things you’re happy to be without: utility bills, excessive maintenance and the headaches usually associated with owning your own place. zeroHouse is touted as 100% automatic – a home that generates its own electrical power from solar panels and then stores it in a battery backup. Water pumps? Cooler still, everything is connected to sensors and controlled by a centralized laptop known as the “house brain”. Self-reliant and comfortable. But apparently you’re not supposed to live in it.