All it takes to make one is a bit of faith, the willpower to disengage yourself from humanity’s torrid love affair with square footage, and in the case of this 70-square-foot nomadic living pod, about $2,000. All that and a cache of reclaimed materials was all that a class from Green Mountain College in Vermont needed to build the Optimal Traveling Independent Space, or OTIS.
via Reclaimed-Material Nomadic Pod Was Built for Under $2K – Micro Homes – Curbed National.
Made from scavenged materials, Derek Diedricksen’s tiny houses cost just $200 to make.
What the little wooden dwellings lack in space, is made up for in style thanks to plenty of decorative detail.
The 33-year-old uses parts of discarded household items to ensure each home has basic functions, the glass from the front of a washing machine is converted in a porthole-like window while a sheet of metal becomes a flip down counter.
Assembled in his back-yard, the carpenter has built the portable shelters ranging in size from just four to 24 square feet.
‘I’ve always been obsessed with tiny architecture. For my 10th birthday, my father gave me a book, ‘Tiny Houses,’ by Lester Walker, an architect, ‘ he told the New York Times.
via The charming $200 micro houses made from junk | Mail Online.