I thought this was interesting. None of these houses are over 1000 sq. feet. Which one do you like?
Between the green living boom and the nation’s financial gloom, the notion of downsizing – getting more out of living with less – resonates loudly. Shown here: the cover image of Delta Shelter, a steel and glass structure in Mazama, Wash.
Though small in stature, the place is hard to miss amid the traditional shotgun houses of the uptown neighborhood. This project was finished just as Hurricane Katrina hit; fortunately, given the threat of flooding, the architects had designed it to sit off the ground.
The exterior of the Snowboarders Cottage, perched on a Czech ski slope, is titanium-zinc.
This 119-square-foot steel-framed tree house Between Magnolia and Pine. It’s near Osnabruck, Germany.
This 75-foot-long boat is wrapped in aluminum skin
The Nomad Home is assembled from prefabricated modules, including a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. Extra rooms, a garage and a terrace are add-ons.
The steel skeleton and reinforced plastic skin are meant to emulate a traditional Japanese paper lantern. Visitors enter the 96-foot-long foyer, and steps lead down to a living area, kitchen and bathroom below grade, all illuminated by natural light from above.
This is essentially a 12.5-by-3-foot toolbox outfitted with a fire cauldron, gardening tools, a picnic table, even a retractable awning — all that one would need to live the simple life outdoors. The ladder leads to a cushioned open-air platform for sleeping.
This is a prefabricated flat-pack structure that yields a 500-square-foot interior. is a prefabricated flat-pack structure that yields a 500-square-foot interior.
The Box House in New South Wales, Australia.
Completed in eight days by Catholic University of America students, the Floating Eco Lodge is an ironwood structure set atop a balsa raft. The thatch roof allows some natural light inside but blocks the most intense rays and heat. The pitched roof also creates a chimney effect, drawing hot air out of the 322-square-foot space inside.
Box home in Oslo, Norway.
The 76-square-foot aluminum cube has two double beds, a dining table. It has a well-equipped kitchen, a toilet, a shower and, allegedly, leftover room for storage.
A log cabin would work for me too! Without the outhouse!!!
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