|Nindo House - Finland|
What makes micro-housing attractive? Compact and efficient space management immediately come to mind along with the inherent need for a clutter-free, minimalist built environment. Portability can also be a useful feature for rural settings. While this home features an eclectic bohemian aesthetic, it’s easy to see how the space-saving attributes could translate into a modern style. Special features that charm in Tim and Deb’s “Movable House” are the pushed out dining area, which can be detached and loaded inside for transport and the creative catwalk running across the ceiling. On the green side of things, we cheer the economic and comfort value added by R40 insulation and a small footprint. Imagine how much less energy, water, and materials are used to build and maintain this home compared to the median U.S. home size of 2,453 square feet (updated for 2014).
|Freeberg-Renwick House - Iowa|