Modern Portable Prefab From ÁBATON

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.”

Tiny Solar Saltbox Plans Update

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.

Tiny Solar Saltbox

Tiny Solar House Plans

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.

Tiny Solar House Plans

Tiny Prefab – eBook & Plans

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.

Tiny Prefab – eBook & Plans