I wish I could find some exterior shots to this house, but as of now, no luck. This Tiny House sits pretty at 410 square feet. It really is just a big open area that has very well defined spaces by the use of colors and built in elements to separate areas by function. One downside I see is the need for a bit more storage, but their might be some hidden somewhere. This little house is located in Portland Oregon.
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.
So this tiny structure isn’t quite a house, but I liked it enough and it had enough potential to be one that I decided to go for it. This is located in Madrid as an exhibit, with its whimsical 100 port windows it has a certain charm to it. The body is constructed with glass fiber reinforced polyester its pretty light for its strength and size. This combination of materials also means it is inherently waterproof, severing as vapor barrier and structure in one. Some of the design of the interior could follow that of the German concert pipe house seen at the bottom of this post.
So this is an interesting house, it is pretty tall and voluminous, but in terms of actual habital space it is still pretty small, it has 3 levels but floors 2 and 3 are rather small. I still don’t quite understand why in many of the Japanese houses I have blog, they all had giant windows in the bathroom where anyone could look into, but maybe it’s a cultural thing. Regardless this house a house within it, looking almost like a mini log cabin, it creates and interesting visual element and connects the second and third floor. I couldn’t figure out what the exact square footage it is.
Here is a Tiny Apartment With an interesting visual style. I really love her wall art / storage solution. Sitting at around 211 square feet, I can’t figure out if the apartment is actually this dark or is it just the photographs.
Location: Bronx, New York
Size: 211 square feet
What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home? It is difficult to say what my favorite element in my small house is, but I have to tell you that I love my shoe storage and of course my lamps (specially the floor one). Ah…and of course my wall, where the TV is.
What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in furnishing your small home? I had convinced my self one more time, that you can improve the look of your house and make it funcional with a small budget and a little bit of imagination. Inspiration came of course from web sites like Apartment Therapy, Mocoloco, etc..