Canadian company NOMAD Homes has produced a new concept micro-home that measures just 100 sq ft (9.2 sq m), ships as a flat-pack, can operate off-grid, and is said to be easy-to-build. The firm has turned to Indiegogo to raise funds for manufacturing, and eventually intends to sell the base version of the home for under US$25,000.
This home's usable space is about nine tsubo (or 320 sq. ft.) in the Japanese measurement system. Based on a 1952 design by architect Makoto Masuzawa—modeled on his own residence—the tiny home is built to accommodate a family of five. It was built by the Japanese firm Commdesign in 2004 for a couple with two small children in Chiba, just outside Tokyo. The construction cost: $115,000.
Another week, another fresh crop of tiny house news. Here, we catch you up on the standout projects you should know, including a swanky tiny house with a chandelier and a 100 percent recyclable flatpack micro home.
The Minim Micro Home is Brian Levy’s vision of combining sustainability and style. This 210 sq.ft. modern tiny house uses structural insulated panels (SIPs) for the walls and roof, allowing for better energy efficiency and soundproofing.
From dwelle architects...I love how sleek and modern this is...from the UK. It is prefab, and takes advantage of the vertical space to create a sleeping loft over the back kitchen and bathroom, while leaving vaulted ceilings in the front.