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.
So this shed ranging from 64 square feet to 240 square feet can be set up in as little as 6 hours! While you would need to add the utilities this can be pre-configured for your needs. Here is what they say about the materials they use:
Currently Studio Shed’s prefabricated panels use a variety of green building materials. Every Studio Shed is constructed from FSC-certified dimensional lumber. Both the aluminum-frame windows and the HardieBacker siding are recyclable materials. They use Low-VOC paint on all surfaces and have engineered the structure to create an absolute minimum of waste.
This Tiny House is absolutely darling. It reminds me of a birdhouse in a way. It is 250 square feet with another 125 square feet for the deck. Resting on a simple foundation, the designers used SIPs (structurally insulated panels – see more about them tomorrow) for the floor and the roofs. This allowed this house to be constructed in 3 weeks! The process included using recycled materials, a water catchment system, a efficient heating and cooling system and LED/CFL lights through out. With a small sleeping loft and a front that opens like a garage door, it has a very simple and practical approach.
This tiny house was once a maid’s quarters long ago, but now has been converted to a full on house. With only 182 square feet this tiny house packs a lot in. With a full bathroom, kitchen, bed loft, and laundry it is pretty impressive. The stairs are all pull out drawers that server as the storage for all the apartment.