This is a pretty neat idea, I have noted before that I often struggle with how to have extra seating for when friends are over. Here is an interesting idea that as a mat, takes little space.
Many of you many not know, but I work for a non-profit where my goal is to alleviate poverty. I mention this because I often talk about how Tiny Houses can be used to solve the homeless problem. While this is a very complicated issue surrounded by very complex issues and problems, I still like to highlight interesting houses for the homeless.
Today we have Cardboargami, a collapsible shelter made from cardboard. While cardboard isn’t the greatest material, it is cheap and if done right, can hold up with a tarp. There are two versions: a two person and a larger group model.
This is definitely on the larger side of small homes, but it has 2 bedrooms and everything is reletive to the number who live in the space. Also being that it is a LEED certified home and still around (guessing here) 1000 square feet I thought it was post worthy. Other interesting facts is that it can be built for under $100k, it is hurricane proof, it is handicap accessible, integrates food production and is a stellar design. This house was chosen as a winner in a LEED design competition and will actually be built in New Orleans.
At the end of the photos there is a link that will expand to show the insane amount of detail and thought put into this house. They considered the environment, location, design to foster community building etc etc etc it is a lot of text, but I encourage you to check it out. It is this level of thoughtfulness that drives great design, it is not a house built by a checklist of specs, but a house driven by a philosophy and good design; This is what cookie cutter housing lacks.
Check out all the details in the link below
This Bubble is designed to be a Micro Hotel pod to be placed in airports for stranded passengers. The idea is to have a self contained unit that allows the occupants to have a quite space that meets their needs. at 7 meters squared it is just the right size. They have a few models: single bed, single bed with bathroom and a family version.