Category Archives: Design Concepts

Design Study – Underground Concrete Pipe Tiny House Concept – Part 2

Here’s another layout that solves some of the issues with the first design. It’s a little smaller, 320 square feet, because it’s missing the custom concrete hallway that joined the pipe sections. It’s also missing the nice clerestory feature but this would be easier to build since there would be less custom concrete work. In […]

Design Study – Underground Concrete Pipe Tiny House Concept

A little while back I came across information about a concrete pipe hotel in Austria and blogged on it here. It occurred to me that concrete pipe might make a pretty cool tiny house so over the weekend I drew up this concept. I actually tried to draw it in Google SketchUp but I’m still […]

zeroHouse – Zero Impact Tiny House

Architect Scott Specht has created a very cool concept for a tiny house. As the project’s name suggests this house is intended to have zero environmental impact. It generates it’s own electricity through a photovoltaic array on the roof and stores it in batteries. The batteries can last a week without sunlight. It collects its […]

Tiny Tubular House

This is cool. It’s not a house; it’s a hotel in Austria called dasparkhotel. Staying the night costs what you can afford, they are available at a “pay as you wish” nightly rate. All hotel services (Toilets, showers, minibar, cafe, etc) are supplied by the surrounding public space. So it’s a tiny room, with a […]

Domus – Mobile Compact Home

This is a very cool idea. Designer Andrew Dutton has come up with the ultimate convertible. It’s a house and vehicle that’s flexible and expandable. The platform is based on a Mercedes Sprinter van but sections slide out and up to provide more home space. It will be interesting to see if a market emerges […]

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