This self-sufficient tiny house is designed to pop up anywhere

July 3, 2018 by  
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If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid without giving up contemporary comforts or style, you’ll love Petit Place, a sustainably minded tiny house designed by Dutch architecture firm RoosRos Architects . Created to follow the WikiHouse principle, the Petit Place concept was conceived as an open-source solution that will be available to everyone and easily customizable thanks to its modular design. Powered by solar energy, the tiny home is designed to pop up anywhere and follows sustainable principles from energy self-sufficiency to its use of healthy, natural materials. Petit Place can accommodate the full suite of home essentials—including a bedroom, storage, bathroom, kitchen, dining area, living space, and outdoor patio—in a compact footprint that still feels airy and spacious thanks to access to natural light and outdoor views. The tiny house’s customizable floor plans range between 25 square meters and 1,000 square meters. Although owners are free to choose their own material palette, RoosRos Architects’ 40-square-meter prototype integrates a LOCI solar roof, tripled-glazed windows with Velux roof glazing and sustainable Irroko wood frames. The firm also insulated the permeable exterior, floor and roof with ISO flax, a natural product made of old linen with an RC of 7+. To protect the tiny home against the elements, breathable Gore-Tex foil is used on the exterior. The solar roof can generate approximately 9,000 kWh annually—three times more energy than the house is expected to use. Related: WikiHouse is a CNC-Milled Home That Uses Zero Bolts (Video) “Sustainability often feels like ‘giving up life’s little luxuries’: eat less meat, drive less, consume less,” says architect Stefan de Vos. “The Petit Place aims to create sustainability which ‘gives something back’. This can be seen in low monthly bills, the fact that surplus energy is created and in the creation of a healthy living environment thanks to breathable cladding and ‘good’ materials. Living in a Petit Place is not just good for you; it’s also good for the planet.” + RoosRos Architects Images via Christian Fielden

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Ultra Compact ‘Petit Laundry Swoosh’ Washing Machine Cleans Clothes With Only a Gallon of Water

February 11, 2013 by  
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As far as washing machines go, the pedal-powered GiraDora and the Laundry Pod are pretty small – but the new ultra compact Petit Laundry Swoosh can fit on a countertop! Designed by Japanese company King Jim , the washer uses just over a gallon of water to clean 250 g of clothing in 18 minutes. The device measures in at 29 x 29 x 44 cm and it’s perfect for small space living as it can easily fit inside a cupboard or cubicle for emergency laundering. Read the rest of Ultra Compact ‘Petit Laundry Swoosh’ Washing Machine Cleans Clothes With Only a Gallon of Water Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Compact , cubicle , efficient , giradora , Japan , king jim , laundry , laundry pod , petit swoosh , tabletop , washing machine , water issues

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Ultra Compact ‘Petit Laundry Swoosh’ Washing Machine Cleans Clothes With Only a Gallon of Water

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