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Thursday, May 30, 2013
10 Smallest Homes In The World
Really strange small houses…
Since 1997, Jay Shafer of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company
has been living in homes smaller than most people’s closets. Though tiny, these
cozy, cabin-esque home designs somehow fit everything you need inside them: a
workspace, bedroom, bathroom (with toilet and shower) and living space. Some
designs include a porch so the homeowner can sit out and enjoy the open spaces.
Micro Compact Home
Measuring only 2.6m cubed, Micro Compact Homes somehow
manage to include room for two double beds, a bathroom, lobby, dining space for
4-5 people, a kitchen and top-notch entertainment technology. It’s enough to
make you want to stay inside.
Tucked between its normal-sized neighbors, this miniature
home is not the smallest in the world, but it’s likely the smallest one in Toronto, Canada.
Boasting a mere 312 square-feet of space, the Little House has garnered
cult-like interest since going on the market recently. Celebrity Ellen
Degeneres has expressed interest in one day owning the tiny home.
Students at the University
of Karlsruhe in Germany
designed these chic modular homes, which are built to incorporate multiple uses
inside one small living space. The home functions like a mouse on a wheel; the
homeowner can change the structure of the house by walking in the center to
rotate it. With just a little bit of daily exercise, the unit can be turned to
reveal a bed, lounge chair, table, shower, toilet, or a kitchen sink - all in
the same space!
Eco Bike Trailer
Paul Elkins originally designed this bike trailer to get
around the Burning Man Festival. There’s only space for one, and if you need to
use the restroom you’ll have to resort to the great outdoors, but it is fully
powered by a wind turbine and comes equipped with a solar-powered oven and
heating system. (In a space this small, you might not need anything more than
your own body heat!)
Smallest House in Great Britain
Also known as the Quay House, the Smallest House in Britain is a tourist attraction in Conwy, Wales.
Measuring only 10 feet by 6 feet, it lives up to its name. Until 1900, the home
was once occupied by a 6-foot, 3-inch fisherman. It’s hard to believe there was
enough room left over for a stove, water tap, bedside cabinet and a bed.
Twelve Cubed Mini Home
According to Twelve Cubed designers, these tiny homes
feature a dishwasher, microwave and modern oven combo, bathroom, closet, and
plenty of natural light. The mission behind the homes is to allow more people
to live more sustainably, but the cute design is a temptation in and of itself.
Created to help solve the world’s global housing crisis,
these 25 square-meter homes are designed to house a family of four. Nano Living
System homes are also equipped with state-of-the-art insulation and passive
solar heating for energy savings. The rooms are convertible to make the most of
the tiny space.
Not everything is bigger in Texas. Tiny Texas Houses, based in Luling, Texas,
is a company “building the future with the past.” Each of the tiny houses is
made from recycled salvage materials. As the company says on the website:
“After a generation of having it all and wasting so much, perhaps it is time to
consider keeping it small and preserving what we have before we waste more of
our limited resources.”
These cutting-edge home designs, inspired by the look of
roadside billboards, can be built into almost any space. They can even be built
as raised homes over a body of water. According to Polish creators Front
Architects, the house is perfect for the contemporary, single, independent and
modern Western Man, who we also assume ought to be an environmentalist!