This amazing ‘Swiss Army’ tiny house has furniture folded inside its walls

January 24, 2018 by  
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Making tiny spaces livable is a complex process, but innovative space-saving features can yield amazing results. Italian architect Leonardo Di Chiara converted a 96-square-foot structure on wheels into the aVoid House – a small-space wonder with collapsible furniture that folds into its walls when not in use. The aVoid House is a collaboration between the architect and Tinyhouse University. With just 96 square feet, the tiny space houses all the basics of a home, but it’s geared to those wanting to reduce their clutter. All of the home’s furnishings are concealed behind the walls when not in use. The home’s bed, dining table, chairs, kitchenette, storage, a ladder to access the roof deck can all be put away to open up more room when needed. Related: Tiny 86-Square-Foot Flat in Paris Transforms Like a Swiss Army Knife “The tiny house is like a short instruction manual to reductionism,” said Di Chiara. “By itself, it teaches and pushes you to deprive yourself of unnecessary things, to consume less water and less energy, to put back your clothes in their place and to wash the dishes immediately after eating. The void, which is obtained by closing again all the wall-mounted furniture, is the refuge of my creativity.” Di Chiara believes that this new style of compact, transportable homes can help cities deal with urban housing issues . Although the entrance is a transparent doorway, the aVOID tiny home doesn’t have any side windows. This is because it is essentially a row home designed to be placed alongside other houses. The architect believes that small, minimalist homes can offer a strategic housing option for urban areas – and he also envisions “migratory neighborhoods” where people can live in different houses. + Leonardo Di Chiara Images via Leonardo Di Chiara

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VIDEO: Dream of living in your own tiny home? You need to watch this

February 24, 2015 by  
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Good things come in teeny tiny packages, or so we are told. But as much as we love to extoll the virtues of those adorable micro homes , sometimes you gotta have a sense of humor about the challenges of tiny living. This week’s episode of Portlandia pokes fun at the phenomenon: the toilet that is also the home office, the fold-up litter box, even the joys of making breakfast literally on top of one another. Watch the clip and tell us what you think of tiny living. Via Digital Trends Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: environmentally friendly living , micro homes , micro houses , micro living , Portland tiny homes , portlandia , sustainable living , tiny homes , tiny houses , tiny living

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Even More Tiny Apartments Could Be Coming to NYC

April 10, 2013 by  
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If you read Inhabitat on the regular, you probably know that tiny dwellings have blown up in a big way – so much so that New York City is looking to expand their batch of micro apartments before the first one has even been built. The city recently announced that they’ll be looking for two or three additional small housing concepts to join nArchitects’ design, which was chosen to be the first micro unit development in NYC. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adapt nyc apartments , adAPTNYC , affordable apartments NYC , affordable housing , Department of Housing Preservation , eco design , green design , Joe Lhota , Matthew Wambua , micro living , micro-units , nArchitects , small living , sustainable design , tiny apartments        

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Kansas Seeks to Outlaw Sustainable Development Through State Law

April 10, 2013 by  
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A new Kansas state house bill introduced by the Committee on Energy and the Environment is seeking to outlaw sustainable development. Although some believe that green infrastructure can ensure a high standard of living for future generations, others see sustainable development as a government plot to redistribute wealth and compromise freedom. Opponents cite the United Nations’ Agenda 21 established in Rio back in 1992. While the document promotes progressive ideas ranging from cost effective-energy systems to public transport, many right wing conspiracy theorists have come to view it as a global takeover of rights and personal property. Read the rest of Kansas Seeks to Outlaw Sustainable Development Through State Law Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable development” , agenda 21 , american policy center , bill , bill no. 2366 , bloomberg , cj online , Conspiracy , dennis hedke , Kansas , legislation , personal property , right wing , rio , tom deweese , tom randall , United Nations        

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