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Tiny houses – small dwellings of every shape and size

Tiny houses – small dwellings of every shape and size
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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 Earth/Cob Advertisement The Freeman is a 120 square foot tiny home model made out of cob. Cob is a mixture of clay, sand, straw, and water. This tiny home model stands on the principles of being economical and sustainable. Almost all of the materials needed to build the house can be found in a local natural environment. This tiny cob home can have many purposes. The total cost to build The Freeman model will depend on how resourceful and frugal you are. The home features an open cathedral ceiling which helps to make the building feel more open and roomy, and there is a built-in cob bench in front of the large south-facing window. Underneath the loft, there is plenty of space to make an office area. What sets this tiny house apart from others is that it is made out of cob. This premium design package includes more than 15 pages of construction plans. The Freeman tiny cob house is perfect for do-it-yourself builders, and its size falls within most building codes for no permit being required.

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 die Outdoorküche 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

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. 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.

The Micro Cube Portable Home Imagine this, owning a micro-sized house that needs no furniture and no extra rooms. A future-forward home that gave you the feeling of living in your own sci-fi film, set on a distant planet. If this image appeals to you, welcome to your dream home: The m-ch (micro-compact home). A team of researchers and designers based in London and at the Technical University in Munich developed the m-ch as an answer to an increasing demand for short stay living for students, business people, sports and leisure use and for weekenders. The m-ch, now in use and available throughout Europe, combines techniques for high-quality compact “living” spaces deployed in aircraft, yachts, cars and micro apartments. The micro-compact low e-home is all-electric and powered by photovoltaic solar panels of 8sqm with a small diameter vertical axis wind generator. Daytime excess power is diverted into the grid. Inside the m-ch features:

Recession Special: Home & Workplace in Ten Feet by Forty Size: 400 sq. ft.Location: East Village, New York CityArchitect: Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture Storage, restraint, and efficiency were key in carving this bachelor’s studio in the East Village into a live-work sculpture for a grown-up. Living and working in just under 500 square feet, Michael Pozner, Head of Retail Development for American Apparel (which is based in LA), had been pushing the limits of what his apartment, in its current configuration, would accommodate. He’d purchased the studio back in 1999, before the boom of the last decade, and wasn’t anxious to move. But between his office needs and his many toys and quirky art pieces, the apartment was jam-packed and nothing had a place. The solution was ultimately about exploiting every opportunity for storage, and then combining those spaces and the kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping loft into an intricately sculpted wood-paneled central service core. The before shot. Michael is always working on several projects at once.