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    2009/03/31
    Misc. Alternative Housing
    last edited 2009/04/01 11:32 (*)

    Here a few more approaches of light weight housing, which qualify one or more points:
    • economical / low cost (avoiding mortgage)
    • easy to built (do it yourself)
    • ecological (sustainable materials)

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    With only 3.2m diameter the spheres are quite small to live in I would say - yet, composed or located within the trees they seem almost to belong there as they naturally seem to blend into - a beautiful approach.

    Source: Free Spirit Spheres.com

    4Treehouse

    A design by Lakusz Kos:



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    I was wondering how the shelter is actually attached to the tree without damaging them - also, if they grow with different pace, whether the living space tilts slowly - therefore an non-intrusive yet stable and adjustable anchor system is required.

    The required ground space is perhaps zero square feet or square meter . . ?!

    Source: 4Treehouse

    Geodesic Treehouse

    A more tent-like geodesic shelter:



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    Source: O2 Sustainability.com

    See also my Simplydifferently.org/Geodesic_Dome

    Microhouse 39m2 for 20k Euro


    A cubic low-cost 39m2 house made out easy available materials, material cost 20,000 Euros (US$ 30,000).


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    Source: Microhouse.at

    Micro Mini Home

    A cubic home with 2.64m each side (6.7m2, apprx. cost 50,000 Euros):



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    Source: Inhabitat.com: Micro Mini Home

    Paco Unit Home

    Another cubic design by Jo Nagasaka:



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    Source: Sschemata.com & Inhabitat.com: Paco Unit

    Some of the examples are very small, a bit too small for my taste for 1-2 persons. I lived in a 6.4m diameter yurt which made 32m2 sufficient for a kitchen, sleeping space, a desk, a stove and a section to cook.

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