Functional, well-built AND artistically cohesive tiny houses. Zyl Vardos can build a house from a previous design OR create a totally unique house. We specialize in handmade windows and doors, curved rooflines, off-grid systems, and interior furnishings.” – Zyl Vardos
Here are four examples of tiny houses with curved roofs – but all approach the curve from a slightly different direction.
- The snow-bound tiny house near Lake Tahoe has a more traditional arched roof, like a shepherd’s hut.
- The modern Leaf House has a curve that goes from front to back making it more aerodynamic and voluminous on the inside.
- The prefab cabin kit has a curved roof reminiscent of a gothic arch, providing strength and low weight.
- The barrel top wagon has a roof that curves from front-to-back AND left-to-right.
Which curve appeals to you most and why? Please comment below.
Designer Ryan Frank wanted a semi-mobile home for a small plot in a “sensitive area”. He thought about yurts and domes, but settled for an open source design he found online” – Kirsten Dirksen of Fair Companies
See more videos like this on the Fair Companies YouTube Channel.
The house is built like a boat, just upside-down. The lightweight bow shaped frame is covered on the interior with wood boards. The exterior is a simple canvas cover like a yurt. The walls are insulated with sheep’s wool. This combination of materials makes for an extremely breathable house which keeps it dry and comfortable in the humid climate.
I would build a wood form from scrap plywood and 2x4s, but the folks at earthbagbuilding.com suggest a simpler way.
Most earthbag building websites use wooden arch forms. They are very bulky. We designed a much simpler arch form using PVC pipe.” – earthbagbuilding.com
Continue reading How to Make a Simple Arch Form.