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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.

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Summer House

Here is a neat tiny house designed by Tommie Wilhelmsen. I have not been able to find a definite size, but it is certainly on the smaller side. This house had an interesting layout, with very defined areas for sleeping, eating, and leisure. One really nice thing about it is the odd shape creates great outdoor spaces.

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Office On The Water

While they primarily are focusing on offices, these structures have been designed to suit various applications, one of which is small floating houses.  Here is their typical office setup with a conversion couch to bed.

Typical specs include:

  • a compact design giving enough space for one or two people to work in comfort
  • a “private” working area
  • a “breakout” area
  • an external sun deck
  • a kitchenette
  • a pull-out berth (for overnight stays)
  • plenty of storage space
  • bathroom

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Ecospace – Tiny House

Here is a Tiny House that comes from the Designers at Ecospace.  They design a full range of building from small office pods and bigger.  Using SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) these houses can be put together fairly quickly.  At only a few hundred feet, they pack a ton into this thing.  At around $55,000 this is a premium house, but I feel it serves to provide good inspirations for your own design.

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Made from sustainable cedar wood with an optional plant covered roof, low-energy heating, lighting and insulation, it’s right at home with the environment as well as your garden. Use it as your office and the garden commute will do wonders for your carbon footprint too.

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