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Tiny Houses: Winning Designs And Great Concepts

by: Hans van der Broek
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The first permanent houses on the grounds of Bouwexpo Tiny Housing in Almere were officially delivered last month. This includes the sustainable and 'all-electric' Tiny-A from DaF architects. The Tiny-A is one of the winning concepts in the idea competition ‘Bevrijd Women,’ which organized Almere's municipality in 2016. The mini house of DaF-architects offers a gross living area of ​​50 m2, divided over the ground floor (40 m2) and a mezzanine (10 m2). However, the interior is spatial, thanks to the free height under the roof of seven meters.
2 #Tinyhouses with 10 people in front. 2 People handing over a key
Photo by Adrienne Norman. The 'Tiny-A' and the 'Slim Fit' Tiny houses in Almere (Netherlands) 

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Tiny Houses Are Free In The Middle Of Nature

A large piece of furniture organizes the interior. The furniture combines the kitchen, sanitary space, stairs, and the cupboard wall that also serves as space separation. There is a room above the kitchen and bathroom where you can sleep or work. The wall of the cupboard, more or less, protects the space.
The wooden interior of the Tiny-A #Tinyhouse
Photo by DaF-architecten. The interior (ground floor) of the Tiny house Tiny-A 

In the front is the living space, which stretches to the ridge. The floor-high glass facade allows plenty of natural light and offers a view of the garden. Ideally, Tiny Houses are free in the middle of nature, but in Almere, the lots are up to 100 m2.
"That's why the Tiny-A is closed on two sides so that it can be placed on the edge of the lot," says Daan Bakker of DaF-architects. "That way, a maximum garden extends for you, and you maintain privacy about the neighbors."

Tiny Houses Have A Small Footprint

Although Tiny Houses have a small footprint, construction costs are relatively high. The architectural firm has limited the costs as much as possible by taking the cheapest building element as a basis: the roof. The longest roof element that was available has determined the height of the Tiny-A. The roof is anchored to the foundation: a concrete slab on four piles of 10 meters. The superstructure is realized from fully sustainable wood: maintenance-free, cooked native wood for the facade and roof plywood combined with heavily galvanized corrugated sheets. The interior is equipped with a rubber project floor.

Integral Tiny House Design

"The house has been designed entirely by us," says Bakker. "As far as sustainability is concerned, we wanted to go 'all the way,' so the house is energy-neutral on an annual basis. It is all-electric, is powered by fifteen high-efficiency solar panels on the roof, and is full of technical innovations."
Ineterior Tiny-A witch window and couche
Photo DaF-architecten. Drawing of the interior of the Tiny-A. Groundfloor Tiny-A 

The mini-apartment is equipped with infrared floor heating, a CO2 and H2O controlled WTW unit and an E-shower with a coupled boiling water tap. "The high-tech E-shower - with the weather forecast and music streaming - uses only 1.5 liters of water per minute; a tap provides that with boiling water ", explains Bakker. The technical gadgets and other parts of the Tiny-A have been developed by the architectural firm in collaboration with several manufacturers. This has partly been a solution for the financing of the house.

Bouwexpo Tiny Housing

AThe municipality gave architects who won the competition the opportunity to realize their concept. To this end, they were able to buy a lot on bouwexpo Tiny Housing, premises in which they immediately signed for their Tiny House's actual construction. "We developed it as a prototype together with producers and now offer the Tiny-A ready-made, including construction, interior, finish, and building permit. Or as a hull, "says Bakker.

"In Almere Oosterwold, we now develop a neighborhood of twelve Tiny Houses," he says. "We offer three types. Besides the Tiny-A, this is the microwaving Slim Fit from ANAROCHA Architects and the Domestic from Mustafa Anbar. "The Slim Fit was also delivered last month at the BouwExpo Tiny Housing.

Micro House: 'Slim Fit'

The tall, slim Slim Fit was built as a permanent, detached house with a clear view. The Slim Fit can be realized freestanding but also switched or between existing buildings. The simple and open floor plans enable various facade organizations. The concept lends itself extremely well to compacting spacious urban areas or tilling inner areas with its compact footprint.
The wooden Slim Fit at sunset
Photo by Christiane Wirth. The 'Slim Fit' Tiny house. 

The Slim Fit Tiny House Is Light And Spacious

The microwaving is characterized by large window sizes and a full height of the rooms on each of the three floors. As a result, the resident experiences the Slim Fit as compact and at the same time light and spacious, according to architect Ana Rocha.
The free-standing variant in Almere Poort has carefully positioned openings on all sides. They contribute to the maximum utilization of light and natural heating and cooling.
The content organization is based on a basic living function per floor: cooking and eating on the ground floor at the garden, living and relaxing on the first floor, sleeping and taking care of on the second floor. The three layers are connected by a continuous cupboard integrated into the stairs.

Wooden frame and interior

The wooden interior and kitchen with window of the Slim Fit #Tinyhouse
Photo by Christiane Wirth. The wooden kitchen of the Tiny house; 'Slim Fit.' 

To keep the walls as slender as possible, the house was built with a wooden frame. The inside is finished with birch wood, the outer wall with your wood. Timber frame construction was also chosen because of the durable qualities and the speed - within two days - with which the construction could be built.
The wooden Slim Fit #Tinyhouse interior with window
Photo by Christiane Wirth. Part of the 'Slim Fit' Tiny house interior and view. 

It often turns out that custom-made and expensive components are necessary for tiny houses due to lack of space, says Rocha. With Slim Fit, kitchen units, sanitary ware, and individual furniture have standard dimensions. The vertical connection has also been solved with a standard pinewood staircase, according to the architect.
Other interior elements, such as the (book) shelves combined with the staircase and the sliding panels for closing rooms, are made of birch plywood.

Minimal Footprint Of The Tiny House 'Slim Fit.'

The sliding panels prevent drafts and temperature loss. The placement of smaller turn windows against each other ensures natural ventilation and cooling of the slender house. The large glass surfaces are oriented towards the sun, with which the shallow spaces can largely be heated naturally. The roof is provided with a white, heat-resistant foil.
" 'Slim Fit' proves that spatial and identity-based living is also possible within a minimal footprint," says Rocha.

Slim Fit Has A Resident

The winners of the design competition were able to realize their entry - and of course, they wanted all - by buying the lot. This also required them actually to build their tiny house. But how to pay for that? Rocha has offered her (unfinished) house for sale through a broker.
"Within a few days, it was sold to Elements Interactive from Almere," says Rocha. "The company bought the lot and became my client. Elements Interactive also has a branch in Barcelona, and if there are now colleagues from Spain for a few weeks in the Netherlands, they have a temporary home. The Slim Fit, therefore, has a resident."

Cover Photo by: DaF-architecten

Source Robert Muis, Architectenweb. 

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Tiny Houses: Winning Designs And Great Concepts

The first permanent houses on the grounds of Bouwexpo Tiny Housing in Almere were officially delivered last month. This includes the sustainable and 'all-electric' Tiny-A from DaF architects. The Tiny-A is one of the winning concepts in the idea competition ‘Bevrijd Women,’ which organized Almere's municipality in 2016. The mini house of DaF-architects offers a gross living area of ​​50 m2, divided over the ground floor (40 m2) and a mezzanine (10 m2). However, the interior is spatial, thanks to the free height under the roof of seven meters. Photo by Adrienne Norman. The 'Tiny-A' and the 'Slim Fit' Tiny houses in Almere (Netherlands)  Recommended:  Six Reasons You Want You To Buy A Nice Tiny House Tiny Houses Are Free In The Middle Of Nature A large piece of furniture organizes the interior. The furniture combines the kitchen, sanitary space, stairs, and the cupboard wall that also serves as space separation. There is a room above the kitchen and bathroom where you can sleep or work. The wall of the cupboard, more or less, protects the space. Photo by DaF-architecten. The interior (ground floor) of the Tiny house Tiny-A  In the front is the living space, which stretches to the ridge. The floor-high glass facade allows plenty of natural light and offers a view of the garden. Ideally, Tiny Houses are free in the middle of nature, but in Almere, the lots are up to 100 m2. "That's why the Tiny-A is closed on two sides so that it can be placed on the edge of the lot," says Daan Bakker of DaF-architects. "That way, a maximum garden extends for you, and you maintain privacy about the neighbors." Tiny Houses Have A Small Footprint Although Tiny Houses have a small footprint, construction costs are relatively high. The architectural firm has limited the costs as much as possible by taking the cheapest building element as a basis: the roof. The longest roof element that was available has determined the height of the Tiny-A. The roof is anchored to the foundation: a concrete slab on four piles of 10 meters. The superstructure is realized from fully sustainable wood: maintenance-free, cooked native wood for the facade and roof plywood combined with heavily galvanized corrugated sheets. The interior is equipped with a rubber project floor. Integral Tiny House Design "The house has been designed entirely by us," says Bakker. "As far as sustainability is concerned, we wanted to go 'all the way,' so the house is energy-neutral on an annual basis. It is all-electric, is powered by fifteen high-efficiency  solar panels on the roof, and is full of technical innovations." Photo DaF-architecten. Drawing of the interior of the Tiny-A. Groundfloor Tiny-A  The mini-apartment is equipped with infrared floor heating, a CO2 and H2O controlled WTW unit and an E-shower with a coupled boiling water tap. "The high-tech E-shower - with the weather forecast and music streaming - uses only 1.5 liters of water per minute; a tap provides that with boiling water ", explains Bakker. The technical gadgets and other parts of the Tiny-A have been developed by the architectural firm in collaboration with several manufacturers. This has partly been a solution for the financing of the house. Bouwexpo Tiny Housing AThe municipality gave architects who won the competition the opportunity to realize their concept. To this end, they were able to buy a lot on bouwexpo Tiny Housing, premises in which they immediately signed for their Tiny House's actual construction. "We developed it as a prototype together with producers and now offer the Tiny-A ready-made, including construction, interior, finish, and building permit. Or as a hull, "says Bakker. "In Almere Oosterwold, we now develop a neighborhood of twelve Tiny Houses," he says. "We offer three types. Besides the Tiny-A, this is the microwaving Slim Fit from ANAROCHA Architects and the Domestic from Mustafa Anbar. "The Slim Fit was also delivered last month at the BouwExpo Tiny Housing. Micro House: 'Slim Fit' The tall, slim Slim Fit was built as a permanent, detached house with a clear view. The Slim Fit can be realized freestanding but also switched or between existing buildings. The simple and open floor plans enable various facade organizations. The concept lends itself extremely well to compacting spacious urban areas or tilling inner areas with its compact footprint. Photo by Christiane Wirth. The 'Slim Fit' Tiny house.  The Slim Fit Tiny House Is Light And Spacious The microwaving is characterized by large window sizes and a full height of the rooms on each of the three floors. As a result, the resident experiences the Slim Fit as compact and at the same time light and spacious, according to architect Ana Rocha. The free-standing variant in Almere Poort has carefully positioned openings on all sides. They contribute to the maximum utilization of light and natural heating and cooling. The content organization is based on a basic living function per floor: cooking and eating on the ground floor at the garden, living and relaxing on the first floor, sleeping and taking care of on the second floor. The three layers are connected by a continuous cupboard integrated into the stairs. Wooden frame and interior Photo by Christiane Wirth. The wooden kitchen of the Tiny house; 'Slim Fit.'  To keep the walls as slender as possible, the house was built with a wooden frame. The inside is finished with birch wood, the outer wall with your wood. Timber frame construction was also chosen because of the durable qualities and the speed - within two days - with which the construction could be built. Photo by Christiane Wirth. Part of the 'Slim Fit' Tiny house interior and view.  It often turns out that custom-made and expensive components are necessary for tiny houses due to lack of space, says Rocha. With Slim Fit, kitchen units, sanitary ware, and individual furniture have standard dimensions. The vertical connection has also been solved with a standard pinewood staircase, according to the architect. Other interior elements, such as the (book) shelves combined with the staircase and the sliding panels for closing rooms, are made of birch plywood. Minimal Footprint Of The Tiny House 'Slim Fit.' The sliding panels prevent drafts and temperature loss. The placement of smaller turn windows against each other ensures natural ventilation and cooling of the slender house. The large glass surfaces are oriented towards the sun, with which the shallow spaces can largely be heated naturally. The roof is provided with a white, heat-resistant foil. " 'Slim Fit' proves that spatial and identity-based living is also possible within a minimal footprint," says Rocha. Slim Fit Has A Resident The winners of the design competition were able to realize their entry - and of course, they wanted all - by buying the lot. This also required them actually to build their tiny house. But how to pay for that? Rocha has offered her (unfinished) house for sale through a broker. "Within a few days, it was sold to Elements Interactive from Almere," says Rocha. "The company bought the lot and became my client. Elements Interactive also has a branch in Barcelona, and if there are now colleagues from Spain for a few weeks in the Netherlands, they have a temporary home. The Slim Fit, therefore, has a resident." Cover Photo by: DaF-architecten Source Robert Muis, Architectenweb.  Before you go Recommended:  Tiny Houses Tips And Tricks: Minimalistic Living Experience 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 your tiny house experience?  Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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