10 of the smallest homes in the world: A truly eco-abode
Tiny Texas Homes
If you visit Japan, you gotta try capsule hotels. It costs you from $10 to $40. You sleep in a tiny cell where you can at least stretch your legs. There is a tiny TV and phone and blanket. That is it. Other things are shared by all, like toilets and bath.
Built 16 x 18 foot one story one room house on a 40 x 60 foot lot A few years ago. Has in floor heat. Taxes $800 a year. Electric bill averages $60 a month including heat in cold Wisconsin winter. Started my small house adventures with a 12 x 12 backyard house in Florida. Lived in it and rented the house.
My partner just saw me flipping through this gallery and asked how small of a house we could handle once it just is the two of us. I picked a random number--250 sq ft.
What would be your answer?
Partner and I have lived in 270 sq feet for the past 8 years. We could manage in a bit less, perhaps 225. No regrets.
Ah, but he is forced to buy an extremely expensive bicycle license every year!
And must pedal quite a bit to power his single dangerous CFL light bulb!
These days do we really all need to have 4000 SQ++ and granite countertops, 4 car garages?
No way! We are not all celebs.
This house is an extreme but the norm is an extreme now as well.
We should take a lesson from this man and take it down a notch.
OK.I really dont want a mansion or anything like that,but I would like to be able to have people over at my house or maybe just be able to mave around a bit.But with some of these houses you cant do that.Im not against eco friendly and all,but I dont understand why you would want to love like this.
These should be cheap options for people who dont have homes,but I wouldnt do this if I had an option.
I enjoyed this housing designs - but I notice this all are presented out in an area by themselves - not in close proximity to others (with the exception of the Wales house).
These might be nice as a second or vacation home - but I'm trying to imagine raising a family in one - or having rude neighbors sardine-canned in within a few inches.
In a big city environment is this really quality living - or just survival?
But interesting ideas all around....
In this era of greedy home builders that dictate the style and approach to living I welcome this. Modern surburban tract home are pase. Come on folks think about what you will really use spacially and quit worrying about what your dinner guests are going to think.
Most of these homes are actually feasible to live in. Perhaps encouraging tiny house building will help ameliorate the housing problem in many areas of the world. A tiny home is better than no home at all.
Thumbs up, Bob! I'm with you; especially on the Radio Shack.
from 9H1U on the Island of Malta (Europe).
Intresting article, would like to have seen the inside of the houses. I am 5'4" and live with my husband and 2 sons and they all are over 6 feet tall, I would go for a small/medium eco home.
I am 5'4" too, but want a small house on Guemes Island in the San Juans in Washington State. I have a very rocky lot, high bank water. Want something efficient and need to deal with a very rocky lot.....any recommendations?
yes use the rocks to build your home.It will clean the lot around and use your imagination to build a lovely home.I have seen many alovely home built in this fashion.i am from new mexico.we use everything.rocks,wood sticks.whatever to make homes.you'll be suprised at what you'll come up with.try it!
yes it's quite simple it's money in them there rocks.use them to carve out your home.it will clean up your lot space and make a lovely home.design with your imagination
I wass really interested in seeing this article. However, I could not get it to come up regardless of where I tried. Any suggestion?
Here is a list of the homes individually. Your search engine should find them if you're interested:
Tiny Texas Houses
Nano Living System
Britain’s smallest house
Paul Elkins Bike Trailer
Toronto's Little House
Micro Compact Homes
Tumbleweed Tiny House Company