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.
Every now and again you hear people whine about not having enough space, but imagine living in a closet, literally, and then paying $300k for it! I found this little jem on a British site. What I love about these really small places is that it is so small that it leaves no room for anything frivolous. Everything is useful, functional, or better yet multifunctional. It is the purest form of living in a Tiny House (technically an apartment) and I think that is where it get interesting and you can learn some really practical lessons for living tiny.
This Tiny Apartment is actually a converted broom closet, no really, at some point someone realized that they could make a quick buck and sold it as a house! The owner is actually trying to sell it, not just to move, but to move into a 600 year old castle.
This Tiny House, well truth be told it is a Tiny Apartment, with a small floor plan it sits at 303 square feet. Located in Soho, you can bet this place is a pretty penny to rent, but it has great charm with an even better location. Here is what Valerie said about her Tiny House:
Though I’m a native New Yorker, I lived in Maui before moving to this light-filled studio seven years ago. Hence my love for things like bamboo (the lampshades and cabinets are covered with placemats from Pearl River) and an organic-zen, “planty”, green, life-filled feeling.
Being in such a small space also inspired an obsession with clean lines and efficiency going vertical with the Shelfshop shelf-desk-combo was nearly life-altering.
Though I’ve gradually matured the space by replacing street-found and Surprise! Surprise! furniture with grown-up stuff (by weird, cool circumstance Todd Oldham helped me pick out fabric for the Snap sofa himself), I still love meaningful, often DIY, whimsy hence the purple birds, funky angel doll, and horse-head lamps.