Container home brings high-end functions to tiny prefab market

August 29, 2020 john 21 41215 15:48

Concerned about the California housing market, friends Nate Garnero & Doug Burdge decided to make a high-end, prefab container home at a fraction of the cost of alternatives. They came with Buhaus, a high-end, custom-finished container home. In the past couple of decades shipping containers have been injected into architecture as a cheap, available resource…

Wikkelhouse: pick your modular segments & click them together

October 4, 2018 john 20 53623 24:32

After a couple decades creating theater sets in Amsterdam, Oep Schilling and his company of makers Fiction Factory, put their CNC expertise and resources into building a prefab tiny house, using cardboard as the main structural element. Relying on a proprietary machine that can wrap corrugated sheets around a mold, they could create high strength…

Rolling huts: metal-clad tiny wheeled homes move on a meadow

August 2, 2017 john 20 23521 14:57

When Michal Friedrich bought an old farm-turned-RV-park in Washington State’s Methow Valley, he wanted to restore the flood-plane meadow while leaving it open to guests. He called on Seattle architect Tom Kundig, known for his mechanized homes often reliant on archaic pulleys, cranks and levers, to construct alternative mobile cabins (alternative RV park). The six…