pull out floor bed with full mattress (no loft to crawl up, cooler in the summer, simple bed-making).
no walls to diminish sense of space. (210 ft2) for full 1-2 person living and entertaining: a 10′ kitchen, a 5′ closet, 8′ sofa/guest bed, dedicated office area, 4′ dining table, comfortable seating for 7, and a 7′ projection screen.
streamlined framing and insulation with standardized SIPs panels (shipped nationwide). Just 3 windows and 1 door to install; no window/door trim work on exterior or interior.
innovative table system that may be raised/lowered/swiveled in 4 floor sockets to function as kitchen island/bar, second desk, coffee table, dining table, and bedside table.
detachable design (house may be undocked from trailer with 15 bolts).
off-grid design for areas without water/sewer/electric hookups.
integrated rain catchment/storage with no visible gutters.
Amy Henion’s TED Talk offers perspective from the recent graduates contributing to the growing momentum of the tiny house movement. Enjoy.
Amy Henion believes tiny houses could be the ticket to the freedom and security she and other young professionals need to succeed.
…like most college students and recent grads, isn’t sure what the next few years will hold. While fretting about how she will manage to pay the bills while still being flexible to new opportunities, Amy stumbled upon a potential solution to her concerns of high rent and poor mobility: tiny houses! In this talk Amy shares the benefits of tiny living, and the history of the ever growing tiny house movement in America.
World’s First Dual Purpose Solar System Generates Electricity & Heat
This integrated rooftop solar system could be the future of solar energy. Combining PV and thermal systems creates a dual purpose solar roof which produces electricity and heat for the building. Though it’s in testing phase and not yet on the commercial market, this solar system hold great promise for the future of clean renewable energy.
The rooftop array combines thin-film solar photovoltaic (PV) panels with a solar thermal duct system that warms and cools the air. The top layer produces electricity from the sun just as a normal PV panel would, while heat is trapped between the layers and distributed to the home. SOURCE: Inhabitat
If you’re going to install a solar system on your home, it makes sense to combine multiple technologies which compliment one another. The logistical genius of this solar roof is a no-brainer for the distinguishing off gridder who wants more bang for their solar dollar.
If you could incorporate storefront windows into your tiny house, would you?
Maybe. But, only if passive solar considerations were considered and utilized.
I often thought of this as the tiny house if on wheels is movable.
Therefore, we can avoid the path of the sun in summer an use it passively in winter.
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