The mirror surface of these odd looking rolling houses is kinda of an interesting concept, with the mirrored shell, it blends the house into the landscape somewhat, making the focus on nature. I really like this, houses often can detract from natural settings, disrupt the rawness.
Sustainable to the core, rainwater collected on the roof is circulated into the structure for gray water reuse, the toilets compost and top-mounted solar panels and/or a wind turbine create electricity that, in turn, can be used to heat water and space inside of the airstream-esque mobile pod house. At nearly 300 square feet, each individual unit has closet space, a bed, kitchenette, living area and a bathroom complete with toilet, sink and shower.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚ While best suited to just two people a single one of these portable homes could house up to six people as needed
Here is a neat prototype is kinda neat and has recently won a few awards for design. From the designer:
The ECObitat start from a modular system of 2.44 m x 3,10 m x 12.20 m, scaled from the standard OSB plate (oriented strand board) of 1.22 m x 2.44 m, defining areas of flexible multipurpose that can be progressively coupled and adequate for transport. Legs telescope from the base ensuring a good adaptability to different types of topographies. The responsible use of recyclable and industrial materials results in a speedy and prompt delivery of manufacturing space modules.
The main materials of the system are:
– Structure in “steel framing”
– Vertical walls and floor in OSB with thermo-acoustic insulation;
– Coverage in metal type sandwich tiles;
– Window in tempered glass;
– Green roof and walls;
– System of reuse of water;
– Use of solar panels for water heating;
– Use of wind power to generate electricity.
With our industrial age ended and the market slumping so bad, we again find ourselves with a good bit of surplus of commercial space. This space is characterized by larger open space, exposed rafters, concrete floors and cheap for its size. So with this growing surplus as companies shutting their doors. This is a cube that is designed to be deployed into a space such as this. With a full bath, kitchen and large closet it has all you need. Now the designer states that multiple of these can be deployed in one space. So I what I do wonder is about the privacy with several of these.