Original and habitable mini-houses around the world
Today, mini-houses are more and more popular. For some, this is the best way to counter rising prices in real estate. We must also deal with overpopulation and think upstream about environmental damage. Wheeled vehicles are then transformed into comfortable and mobile homes. Trailers, for example, fall into this category. And the habitable mini-houses are just as grandiose in view of their size, discover 23 nice examples of habitable mini-houses around the world!
1 / About 11 square meters for a couple
Christopher Smith and Merete Mueller built their house in 2011. It then has a kitchen, a bathroom and a nested sleeping area. As storage spaces, they use a small cupboard as well as two built-in bookcases.
2 / A concrete house, but also mobile
Estonian company Kodasema designed this 23 square meter two-story cube that can be assembled in just four hours! It also has a technology allowing it to adapt to any environment, whether it is a house by the sea, a loft or just an office.
3/18 square meters at a cost of 12,000 dollars
It was the architect Macy Miller herself who imagined and built this little house on a flatbed trailer! She lives there with her partner and her dog. Perfectly habitable, the most expensive component was the installation of the composting toilet which then uses almost no water.
4 / An old van transformed into a mobile studio
Zach Both is a 23-year-old filmmaker, living and working in his Chevrelot Express van. It took him six months to transform his vehicle into a fully functional little house with a bed, kitchen and a small office to work!
5 / A mini-house of 7 square meters totally independent
It is a prototype created by the Swiss family furniture company, Vitra. Built with wood and aluminum panels, this small house collects, cleans and reuses rainwater. The panels also have photovoltaic cells as well as a solar module in order to produce its own energy.
6 / A 15 square meter mobile home for a cozy nest
Web designer Alek Lisefski and his girlfriend have made their dream come true: to live a minimalist life by building a small house! This project lasted about a year and cost them $ 30,000. Thanks to a 4-meter ceiling and folding furniture, the house does not seem narrow!
7 / A barge refitted for a simpler life
Kerry Elwood designed and built this small houseboat after cruising the ocean for over 18 years. Above all, he wanted to be in tune with nature and live in a minimalist way. The cabin uses solar energy and features LED lighting as well as a composting toilet.
8 / Autonomous egg-shaped “Ecocapsule”
This futuristic little house is the result of the collaboration between two architects, Tomas Zacek and Sona Pohlova. Generating its own energy thanks to its small wind turbine and solar panels, it was designed to accommodate two people wishing to live far from everything for a year! The company already has 50 pre-orders for this tiny house, each costing no less than $ 90,000.
9 / A Scandinavian and luxurious house of 22 square meters
Created by New Frontier Tiny Homes, the interior of this little house has nothing to envy to other homes! A granite countertop and custom cabinets furnish the kitchen while the exterior features a nice little patio and a metal roof.
10 / The “Minim House”, an inhabited and entertaining place
With its modular furniture, this small house can adapt to various uses, whether for dining or sleeping. Under the sofa which can be used as a bed, there is storage space, a 400 liter water tank as well as a water filter! There are several models of this house, ranging from 40,000 to 80,000 dollars.
11/ 24 rooms possible in an apartment of 30 square meters
Gary Chang is a Hong Kong based architect who has transformed his 30 square meter family apartment into a stylish living space with no less than 24 possible room combinations! This includes bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and even space for a guest bedroom.
12 / Small pieces of furniture for a more spacious house
In order to make the most of their 32-square-meter studio, owners Tiffany and Allan have fitted out small furniture in what was previously a small living room from the 1800s. The small house still has its original moldings as well as its large and bright windows.
13 / A 10 square meter trailer for five people
For an epic ski expedition, Zach Griffin and his four friends built a 10 square meter home inside a trailer. They lived there for nearly six weeks and traveled over 14,000 kilometers! Not having a bathroom, skiers have relied on hospitality from hotels or foreigners. This small house still has an electric generator as well as a mini-oven and a gas stove for cooking.
14 / A new start in a house of 9 square meters
Chris and Malissa Tack both work in the high tech industry. They decided to leave their material life behind by building a small house. The latter has considerably reduced their cost of living to the point that in two or three years, their new home will be fully paid for! Chris Tack, now a photographer, has taken magnificent pictures of their house, which consists of a kitchen, a living room with a dining table, a bathroom, a sleeping area and even a storage space.
15 / A 9 square meter “Eco-cube” with solar panels
9 square meters is enough to accommodate a small living room, dining area, kitchen, washer and dryer, closet, full shower, toilet and a double bed! This little house was designed by Mike Page, founder of the “Cube Project”. This project was created in order to prove that a person can ” live a comfortable and modern existence while having a minimum impact on the environment “.
$ 16 / $ 10,000 for a 7 square meter mobile home
Back from a trip to Guatemala, Dee Williams decides to move from a 140 square meter home to a small 7 square meter home! Built from scratch, his mobile home is camped in the backyard of one of his friends. With a propane tank for heating and solar panels for electricity, Williams pays very little to live in his house!
17 / A completely renovated, abandoned one-room mini-house
Today, architect Marco Pierazzi rents what he calls “Italy’s smallest house”. After purchasing this one-room mini-house, he renovated it and stayed there with his wife until their child was born. It has the comforts of any home, such as a full kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a mezzanine with a sofa bed and even an LED TV.
18 / A fully sustainable 6 square meter student project
For a course in renewable energy and green design, a group of students designed a beautiful mobile shelter called OTIS for “Optimal Traveling Independent Space”. This tiny house has a solar-powered system made from recycled materials. It can also collect and reuse rainwater.
19 / The smallest house in the UK of 5 square meters
Known as the UK’s smallest house, it is now a tourist attraction! This house has been occupied by various people since the 16th century and has sufficient space to accommodate a stove, sink, bed and storage space.
20/ A 4 square meter apartment nestled between two buildings
Architect Jacub Szczesny tucked this little home between two other apartment buildings and it is perhaps the narrowest house in the world! It has no windows, but a microscopic refrigerator (for only two cans of soda), a shower which shares the little free space with the toilet as well as a kitchen table and two chairs.
21 / An extendable house of 3 square meters attached to your bike
This mobile home is so small that it can be folded like an accordion and carried with you on the back of your tricycle. And you can even attach it to another house for more space! It then includes a sink, a stove, a bathtub and its water tank. All the furniture is also modular: the bed becomes a dining table and the counter, a bench to sit on.
22 / A 1 square meter mini motorhome for the Burning Man festival
Designer Paul Elkins needed a convenient and environmentally friendly form of transportation to get around during the Burning Man festival. He then designed a motorhome bike powered by an electricity generator from a wind turbine made up of a bed, a living room and a kitchen! This is equipped with a solar-powered oven.
23/ 23 square meters for dozens of shelves
At first glance, it looks like an empty cube, but once the many shelves open, the space turns into a completely habitable house! For example, under the balcony a bed can be deployed and the bedside tables serve as stairs. The wooden storage even hides a large refrigerator, dishwasher or even a sink.
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Originally posted 2020-07-22 14:27:11.