A common query, nowadays is, what is it that is required to live comfortably? A direct and easy reply to this question is that to have a gigantic, luxurious and a spacious house but in this age of innovation and science, you have to expect a new idea. “Tiny houses “are becoming largely popular in this regard.
These houses contain everything that those big houses contain but require less space and money. This concept is a negation to the general mindset that “the more you have, the happier you are”. Inhabitants of these houses are living their lives cheerfully. Furthermore, “tiny houses” is a creative effort to save the valuable resources which are spend on the construction of large houses therefore the governments of many countries are openly supporting this new initiative.
These are gracefully designed houses, some having the most creative and attractive designs one can wish for, some of which are Hermit’s cabin, box home, tree house and single house. Their interior is designed such as to accommodate every belonging and utilities in a very tiny space.
As you can see, the “tiny house” contains all the qualities of a bigger house, but in a miniature and a more condensed size.
In order to make them compact, certain techniques are employed. Here is where innovation and creative skills f the designers come into play. The beds in these houses are on the rolling track so that it can be pushed in when it is not being used. Various hanging cupboards are built on the walls so that smaller items can be placed on them. There are many compartments built within the wooden walls which are not visible to the naked eye. Vertical closets are fitted in every room with the advantage of accommodating many items and consuming lesser area. The rear end of some house is stepped down making room for a sleeping loft above. Many designers salvage the shipping containers and connect them to increase the home’s living area. Some “tiny houses” are even 2m in width but still suitable for living due to these modifications.
These houses are also energy efficient. Many “tiny houses” work on solar energy. Some have built-in mechanisms by which rain water can be used as a water source along with the special stove and water heating system in the house which are energy efficient themselves. Many use special woods instead of gas, for heating purposes.
These houses have made house living inexpensive due to which the poor races are becoming widely interested in having their own homes.
Sources: http://www.designboom.com/ http://culture.viralnova.com/ http://tinyhouseblog.com/