Ken Isaacs Microhouse – Revisited

Alec, a student in Glasgow, Scotland, has built a replica of Ken Isaacs Microhouse. Starting in September he plans to begin living in it for one year. He’ll be recording his learnings on his blog at unv20.blogspot.com.

Ken Isaacs, the author of How to build your own Living Structures, was an early contemporary innovator in tiny living spaces. Below is a video of Isaacs walking through some of his early work including the original Microhouse.

Ken Isaacs Microhouse – Revisited

Solar-Powered Green Microhouse

I really love cube shaped tiny houses as long as they have some kind of pitched roof. I realize that technically the addition of a pitched roof means they are not really cube shaped but for me pitched roofs are a requirement.

So when I saw this solar cube I was really impressed. I suspect the roof of the cube itself is weather-proofed but the second pitched roof is doing most of the work, both shading the house from the sun and keeping most of the rain off the house.

Solar-Powered Green Microhouse