Prefab portable homes are on the up, and this modern prefab home, from the Spanish architecture firm, ÁBATON, of why they’re increasing in popularity. Called the ÁPH80, it features a minimalist exterior that’s effortlessly beautiful due to it’s simple form.
The material used to create that seamless grey-tiled exterior is actually wood fibre cement board. “What?! Cement board roofing?” Yup. That’s what I thought too, but ÁBATON actually got back to me on that one after I left a comment on the TreeHugger article:
“Cement board works extremely well for outdoors. We have been using it for years in many of our projects and it consists of wood mixed with cement so the house could last at least, 50 years.”
Dan Louche has updated his ‘Tiny Living’ house plans package.
“The updates are mostly minor and include:
- A front storage loft was added
- Additional dimensions and notes added to the plans
- Some redundant pages removed from the plans
- Minor corrections and updates to the materials list including current prices”
It’s exciting to see a tiny house I drew the plans for come to life. Pix is doing a great job.
“The house is 18-feet long, has big picture windows up front, a 2×6 floor, and a shallower pitched roof for bit more head room in the loft.”
Read more about Pix Building Herself a Tiny Home.
Dan built a tiny house for his mom and now he’s put his learnings into a set of plans and an ebook.
This past week I updated the plans for the Tiny Solar Saltbox. This is a small 8′ by 12′ structure that can be expanded by building multiple units for larger footprints like 16′ by 12′ and 24′ by 12′. Pictured here is a 16′ by 12′ example.
This past week I published a set of tiny house plans for tiny solar house. It’s a little 8′ by 12′ saltbox that can be built in multiple units so the owner builder can build a larger home (12×16, 12×24, 12×32, etc) from the same set of plans. The 40-page plans cost $9.99 and can be ordered online and downloaded to your computer.
I was so busy finishing up my first tiny house ebook last week I failed to publish Tiny House Living. Sorry about that. The ebook is a 65 page downloadable PDF that includes the plans ans assembly instructions for a panelized prefab building system a do-it-yourselfer could build with common building materials. It’s $27 and includes free updates.
Kent at Tiny House Blog has been assembling a great resource page of tiny house plans. One of the newest additions is this Little Red Cabin which was featured in his Little House in a Landscape series.