When Alex Melamed and his spouse moved to the traditional brick and mortar town of Yellow Springs, Ohio they constructed a home only as large as they considered necessary at the time. Melamed is a builder and could keep expenses low whilst nonetheless incorporating high design factors like shou-sugi-ban (charred timber) siding.
The tiny square house was inexpensive to construct and to run. It meets Passive House requirements counting on “primo” insulation, passive solar and a heat pump when needed. “Our electric bill was $36 last month,” states Melamed.
Green Generation Building: greengenerationbuilding.com
* Filmed by Johnny Sanphillippo of Granola Shotgun: http://granolashotgun.com
Johnny’s post on Alex’s home & new passive house: http://granolashotgun.com/2015/04/07/ohio-accessory-dwelling-unit/
Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/japanese-inspired-wood-clad-legal-tiny-home-in-ohio-town/