Tiny House, Tiny Living, The Tiny Life.

Posts Tagged small house

Basement Conversion To Tiny House

So here is a really interesting Tiny House.  What is so interesting is that the owner wanted to convert the basement area of their house to a self contained home, weather it was a rental property or a place for a teen, I’m not sure.  But they started the entire process by picking the entire house up, scooting it to the side then building the whole basement, finally they replaced the house.  It seems rather a lot of work to get a finished basement, but the original basement was more like a root cellar.

Regardless, I can’t help think that the designer might have take some inspiration from Tiny Houses.  Regardless, I really love the main living area, with a bright interior and a ledge surrounding the room for storage, it looks both functional and comfy.  It is pretty impress that this is a basement!

Via

Bus Home

So this is a follow up to the oil tanker truck house.  This one seems much more reasonable, but it is done in the same style where the artist draws a very depressing color scheme.  Anyway, this is done by a Greek professor by the name of  Aristide Antonas who is big into reuse of current objects and he came up with this house bus.  He feels that designers often over think things and bring things to an extreme just for the sake of being extreme.

This two-story used bus is imagined as a potential hotel or a portable commuting community space for professionals on-the-go. It features seven beds, a living room area and a restroom and would fit int typical mobile home parks, though finding dealers with parts for sale might be a bit trickier.  It is an intentionally non-radical work of construction, requiring no contractor or elaborate plans to be built – just a group of people who wish to turn an ordinary vehicle into a multi-person housing unit on wheels. The value is in the labor, not the design – and forget about estates or land prices.

Via

Element Tiny House

Here is an interesting Modular and Prefabricated Tiny House.  The houses can be scaled to the needs of the client.  The tall chimney structures are in fact light wells to draw in natural light into the space, while giving a nod to traditional house design where fireplaces once served a valuable purpose.  Here is what they had to say about the house:

The Element House, by MOS Architects, is a modular housing prototype designed for a “new ecology” — one that can grow and change depending on the family’s needs. Based around a modular element, with strong environmental design criteria, the Element House expands according to the Fibonacci sequence, “a describer of developmental patterns in living organism.” his housing unit can the be combined in an infinite number of ways, but for the home to make sense, MOS uses the Fibonacci sequence to create the layout. In theory this results in a more natural, more organic home, which is hopefully more pleasing to the those living inside. MOS also proposes that this prefab housing concept could be expanded past single family homes, to multi-family homes or even a whole village. Elemental units can be added or subtracted as needed to accommodate for new families or changing needs.

Via

Tiny House Videos



Tread Machiya House

This house defiantly resides in the small house category and not the tiny house one, but at 800 square feet I am amazed at how big it seems.  With a unique stair/seating/maybe sleeping focal point and warm wood tones this is a truly amazing design.  The designer Altelliar Bow Wow is a Japanese architect who has been hailed as truly remarkable in innovation.    Say he is

one of the most innovative practices working today. Achieving near cult status among architectural students around the world. …Atelier Bow-Wow have built a career confronting the challenges posed by dense urban environments. Their city houses—enclosed in vibrant, idiosyncratic forms—are distinguished by their capacity to accommodate the changing needs of the occupants. A basic feature is the permeability of interior spaces, where public and the more intimate places co-mingle.

Check this house out.

tread-machiya

tread-machiya-small-house

tread-machiya-tiny-house

treadmachiya04

treadmachiya05

treadmachiya06

treadmachiya08

via

Page 18 « First...1617181920