Tiny, yet hugely practical modular home concepts
One of the major concerns of modern urban dwellers is to find low cost homes that have sufficient space. Sadly, most urban apartments are cramped and the houses in reputed neighborhoods are too costly for the middle class city dwellers. The modular tiny homes are capable of solving all these problems as they are compact, eco-friendly and designed to meet the needs of modern individuals. In the following, you will find some unique small modular home concepts that address the cost and space problems.
The Mini House may be just 15 square meters in size, but it offers organized and well-planned space for the bare necessities of urban individuals. As it is a modular structure, you can easily add other modules for expanding it. Swedish house builder Sommarnojen and architect Jonas Wagell have joined hands for making these pre-fabricated home models. The size of Mini houses can vary from 15 square meters to 90 square meters. Wagell is also soon going to launch sauna, kitchen and bathroom modules that can be added to the Mini House’s structure. The Mini House is sturdy enough to withstand the climatic changes.
While designing the tiny NOMAD house designer Ian Kent’s priority was offering a comfortable living space which has minimum impact on the environment. He used several tactics like varying the height of the ceiling and building a stylish staircase for making the best use of limited space. The buyers will have to assemble the NOMAD home but it is not very difficult as Ian has used advanced constructional technology. The lightweight structure provides good resistant to moisture, fire and termite.
Fab Lab House
This small house concept has won the prestigious Decathlon Europe people’s choice awards for sustainable and innovative design. It has been designed by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, which is presently located in Madrid. The roof of the Fab Lab House is covered by photovoltaic leaves.
The leaves are flexible and the solar power captured by them is stored in the root area for later usage. Interior of this small modular home consists of a big room which has to be used as a living, dining and additional bedroom. There is another bedroom in the loft.
Solar Powered Cube House
Just three meters square big, the Solar Powered Cube House is a compact modular solution to the space crisis faced by urban homeowners. The solar system mounted on its roof generates more energy than necessary. It comes with washing machine, lounge, table, chairs, composting toilet and kitchen.
Small modular homes are in vogue these days as they save space and expenses. Architects are designing some brilliant eco-friendly tiny home concepts to help urban individuals find a suitable dwelling within their budgets.