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.
These tiny prefab homes, originally created as “sheds for living” by architect, Richard Frankland, have morphed into the company dwelle. Their tiny houses are called dwelle.ings. Right now they are only for sale in the UK, but with the world’s response to the current economic climate, that may change. http://tinyhouseblog.com/timber-frame/dwelle-dwelle-ings/ http://myidealhome.tumblr.com/page/36
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.