Self-sufficient tiny house designed to pop up anywhere

Self-sufficient tiny house designed to pop up anywhere

Photo by Christian Fielden via Inhabitat

A new home capitalizes on the tiny house concept and spontaneity. 

Petit Place is a sustainably minded structure designed by Dutch architecture firm RoosRos Architects. Created to follow the WikiHouse principle that uses no bolts, the Petit Place concept was conceived as an open-source solution that will be available to everyone and customizable thanks to a modular design, reports Inhabitat.

Powered by solar energy, the home also is designed to pop up anywhere.

Petit Place accommodates all of the home essentials — a bedroom, storage, bathroom, kitchen, dining area, living space and outdoor patio. It capitalizes on natural lighting and large windows for wide outdoor views.

Customizable floor plans range between 25 square meters and 1,000 square meters.

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.


Topics: Cost of Ownership, Sustainability Trends & Statistics, Sustainable Communities

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