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Tiny Houses Trend: Foldable At A Parking Lot

by: Moon Apple
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You can not have failed to notice: small living is the trend and not only in the Netherlands. Tiny houses, of course, once started in America, slowly start to conquer the whole world. And it is not just about living smaller, with less stuff, but also about sustainable and energy-neutral living. Architects came again last year with many new designs, which put the small living in the picture. We mention three:

Tiny Houses. Living At A Parking Lot: Tikku

Tikku means 'stick' in Finnish. This tiny house was designed by the Finnish architect Marco Casagrande (what's in a name?) And fits exactly at a parking lot of 2.5 by 5 meters. The house is three stories high and actually works just like lego: you stack the floors together. You can redesign those floors as you want.
The first designs do not yet have a kitchen or shower, but they are working on that. Furthermore, the house is complete 'off-grid,' which means a compost toilet and solar panels on the roof to generate energy.
The house is made of a certain type of wood, ensuring that the house is not too heavy. So there is no foundation for this house. The design also makes the house earthquake-resistant.

Foldable House: M.A.Di.

Also, the Italian architects of the folding house M.A.di. have designed a tiny house that is earthquake resistant. Because the house can also be transported in a folded state and can be built up within 6 hours, it is suitable as a home and a temporary home in disaster areas. You can also fold the house very easily and rebuild it at a different location. Again, no foundation is needed.
With solar panels, water reuse, and LED lighting, the architects try to make the house as sustainable as possible. And if you still want more living space after a while, because there is, for example, a small arrival, that is possible—the M.A.Di. The house can easily be extended from 27 square to 84 square meters. And that is not really tiny anymore.

Treehouse: Half Tree House

This house of Jacobschang Architecture is built in the middle of the forest and supports half of the house's trees. Hence the name: Half Tree House. Therefore, because the house is half in the air, there is no foundation. In this way, the designers try to make the smallest possible breach of the environment, in this case, the forest.
The house was made from the local pine trees, so no building material from all over the world needed to be towed to the building site. This house is also off-grid: no running water and no electricity. There is a wood stove present where you can also cook.
The designers' main goal was to make the house as much part of the environment as possible. And that succeeded because last year the house won several prizes.
 

Source: Posted in Living, Half tree house, MADi, New living, folding house, Tikku, tiny house. By Wyke Potter

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Tiny Houses Trend: Foldable At A Parking Lot

You can not have failed to notice: small living is the trend and not only in the Netherlands. Tiny houses, of course, once started in America, slowly start to conquer the whole world. And it is not just about living smaller, with less stuff, but also about sustainable and energy-neutral living. Architects came again last year with many new designs, which put the small living in the picture. We mention three: Tiny Houses. Living At A Parking Lot: Tikku Tikku means 'stick' in Finnish. This  tiny house was designed by the Finnish architect Marco Casagrande (what's in a name?) And fits exactly at a parking lot of 2.5 by 5 meters. The house is three stories high and actually works just like lego: you stack the floors together. You can redesign those floors as you want. The first designs do not yet have a kitchen or shower, but they are working on that. Furthermore, the house is complete 'off-grid,' which means a compost toilet and solar panels on the roof to generate energy. The house is made of a certain type of wood, ensuring that the house is not too heavy. So there is no foundation for this house. The design also makes the house earthquake-resistant. Foldable House: M.A.Di. Also, the Italian architects of the folding house M.A.di. have designed a tiny house that is earthquake resistant. Because the house can also be transported in a folded state and can be built up within 6 hours, it is suitable as a home and a temporary home in disaster areas. You can also fold the house very easily and rebuild it at a different location. Again, no foundation is needed. With solar panels, water reuse, and LED lighting, the architects try to make the house as sustainable as possible. And if you still want more living space after a while, because there is, for example, a small arrival, that is possible—the M.A.Di. The house can easily be extended from 27 square to 84 square meters. And that is not really tiny anymore. Treehouse: Half Tree House This house of Jacobschang Architecture is built in the middle of the forest and supports half of the house's trees. Hence the name: Half Tree House. Therefore, because the house is half in the air, there is no foundation. In this way, the designers try to make the smallest possible breach of the environment, in this case, the forest. The house was made from the local pine trees, so no building material from all over the world needed to be towed to the building site. This house is also off-grid: no running water and no electricity . There is a wood stove present where you can also cook. The designers' main goal was to make the house as much part of the environment as possible. And that succeeded because last year the house won several prizes.   Source: Posted in Living, Half tree house, MADi, New living, folding house, Tikku, tiny house. By Wyke Potter Before you go! Recommended:  The Sustainable Wikkelhouse Built In A Day: The Netherlands Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about tiny houses? Click on  'Register'  or push the button 'Write An Article' on the  'HomePage.'
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