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    Here my thoughts and brain storming on housing, and general issues of life including political issues:

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    2012/11/27
    More Alternative Houses: Treehouses & Bubbles Again
    last edited 2012/11/27 20:22 (*)

    Some more lightweight habitat approaches, some are looking nice but seem not practical, others might be good as inspiration and starting point to develop something actual working:

    Cocoon Tree

    The cocoon is 3m in diameter, and 120kg heavy, fixated by 12 points and ropes. It is rather conceptual work than real world application (e.g. missing rain gear). Pricing starts at USD 8,000. See more at Cocoontree.com .

    Hemloft

    See more at Hemloft.com .

    Bubble Dome

    Air filled walls with transparent PVC, apprx. 4m in diameter, pricing about USD 12,000. Read more at Attrap'Reves Bubble Hotel, France and BubbleTree.fr .

    Inflatable Domes

    More inflatable domes, various sources:

    Domes have a beautiful shape to live in, especially when one was conditioned in square buildings; yet, the domes have one major disadvantage: all surface is a roof and therefore most of the times requires to provide 100% water seal and be still breathable. In this sense, circular habitats like a yurt provides some of the feature, yet, have minimal roof like square-based buildings.



    2009/03/31
    Misc. Alternative Housing
    last edited 2009/04/01 13:32 (*)

    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)

    Free Spirit Spheres


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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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