8 Great Micro-Houses


| 5/18/2011 12:00:00 AM


Tags: green homes, tiny house, tiny home, Flake House, Backwoods Skyscraper, Sunset Cabin, Writer's Block, Alligator House, Bridge House, Passive House, Coco Hut,

Robyn Griggs Lawrence thumbnail“The tiny house movement has emerged in the last few years as more than a trend,” Mimi Zeiger writes in MicroGreen: Tiny Houses in Nature, a collection of 36 tiny building experiments published by Rizzoli this month. “What began as a few individuals following the lead of folks like Jay Shafer of the Tumbleweed Tiny House Company is now a new, rich architectural typology.”

Zeiger features a range of environmentally friendly tiny dwellings from across the globe in her luscious book, and she gave us permission to share a few. The following eight homes reflect the diversity in design, materials and philosophies that Zeiger chronicles. This book is a must-read for anyone who’s passionate about tiny houses.

“Flake House” 

 micro flake 

Dwell meets Abe Lincoln in this modern version of a log cabin designed by OLGGA Architects in France. The house is clad in unmilled timbers with a large single-pane window in the rear. The house is composed of two parts so it can easily be loaded on a flatbed truck and shipped anywhere. Installed on wood supports laid across the ground, it has minimal impact on its site.

 




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