Tiny house trends
Veda Dante, May 2018
Also known as the ‘small house movement’, the tiny house movement advocates downsizing to a diminutive home – generally around 500 square feet (46 m2). Not only are they much cheaper to build – or convert in many cases – but they’re also less expensive to maintain and repair. For many, this also means living sustainably by going off-grid, switching to renewable resources like solar, and using recycled materials to create a truly one-off design. Here are four examples. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRYsi9SFaAA[/embed] 1. Featuring a ceiling bed with automatic lift, convertible lounge area, flip up desk piece, sliding pantry shelf and hidden laundry, this tiny house achieves modern comfort in an open concept floor plan. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7X2nOtwdUM[/embed] 2. No electricity? No problem for this young family who have refurbished an old school bus into an off-grid home on wheels! [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcL7qINAJ0s[/embed] 3. Kombi’s are an iconic vehicle synonymous with overland van travel and this couple have converted a pop top model into a compact home for two. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GupW5NwjS6A[/embed] 4. This easy, DIY kitchenette was cleverly converted from a secondhand solid pine sideboard, making it cost-effective and environmentally-friendly.