Now that we are finally realising that we are overcrowding the world, polluting it, and kind of crapping all over it, everybody's beginning to do their bit. (Mr Jackson from down the street is only hosing down his driveway once a week now!) And if you're really keen on doing the right thing you can live in a teeny tiny house. Architects are designing small scale homes that are not just space conscious, and energy conscious, but also morally conscious. Spaces, Mobiles Home, Loftcub, Tiny Houses, Cubs, Architecture, Design, Loft Cubes, Rooftops
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Built using the balloon framing method which is the standard for home building in hurricane prone areas. This was done because pulling it down the road creates wind loads similar to a hurricane. The sheathing was nailed along all four sides (as opposed to the traditional method of two sided nailing) and all seams were glued and then caulked. The result is a very strong, tight structure.
They're all under 325sf. The itsy bitsy creations in Lester Walker's book, Tiny, Tiny Houses, serve as great inspiration for planning a small country house or a small city apartment.
A Chinese student lives in a tiny egg-shaped house made of a bamboo frame and inspired by the grass-covered domes of Norway. Parked right across the street from where owner/builder Daihai Fei works, the Egg House was topped with a layer of stitched bags filled with sawdust and grass seeds, from which the green roof sprouts. This layer provides both protection from the rain and insulation. Inside, Fei has a bed, a small sink, a lamp powered by a solar panel and a bookcase.