Plant Prefab reveals tiny home packed with smart technology

California-based residential design and construction company Plant Prefab has recently revealed its latest tiny house that is jam-packed with smart technology. Dubbed LivingHome 10, the 496 sq-ft (46-sq-m) dwelling is designed as an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and features a smart voice command system that can access Wi-Fi, adjust the thermostat, control the lights, help with energy monitoring, and even entertain you with a joke.

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Off-grid tiny house is home to a family of four

New Zealand’s Build Tiny recently completed a new model for a mother and her three children. La Sombra (The Shadow) Tiny House is a small but flexible home that can run on or off-the-grid, can be towed on its trailer or detached and installed… Continue reading Off-grid tiny house is home to a family of four

Shed of the Year 2019 shortlist highlights hobbyist ingenuity

The shortlist for the 2019 Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition has been announced. A total of 21 superb sheds made the cut this year and highlights include a handcrafted retreat inspired by a log cabin, a converted army truck with a shed at… Continue reading Shed of the Year 2019 shortlist highlights hobbyist ingenuity

Towable or stowable tiny house offers a spacious home for two

New Zealand’s Build Tiny recently completed a new model named the Green Hill Farm Tiny House. The home is based on a detachable trailer so can be permanently installed in one place or regularly towed as required, and offers a comfortable and … Continue reading Towable or stowable tiny house offers a spacious home for two

Sliding roof opens tiny house bedroom to the sun or stars

France’s Optinid continues its line of novel tiny houses that feature sunroof-like sliding roofs with its Tiny House Franck. The recently-completed home can be opened up to the sun or stars when the weather’s nice and also comes with underflo… Continue reading Sliding roof opens tiny house bedroom to the sun or stars

Parasitic tiny house is installed on the roofs of city buildings

Casa ParĂ¡sito (Parasite House), by El Sindicato Arquitectura, is the latest in a long line of parasitic architecture we’ve covered and offers an interesting take on tiny living. Rather than sitting on wheels like most tiny houses we come acro… Continue reading Parasitic tiny house is installed on the roofs of city buildings

Off-grid tiny house is well-suited for home and away

Build Tiny’s latest model was created in collaboration with architecture firm First Light Studio. With its detachable trailer and ability to run either on or off-the-grid as required, the tiny house is well-suited to both life on the road and… Continue reading Off-grid tiny house is well-suited for home and away

Dance Tiny House built with family life in mind

Due to the inevitable constraints that come from living in such a small space, tiny houses aren’t particularly child-friendly, especially models with upstairs lofts. Build Tiny aims to mitigate this with its Dance Tiny House, which has some s… Continue reading Dance Tiny House built with family life in mind

Compact tiny house has extra room for storage and guests

French firm Baluchon is used to working with very limited space due to its country’s strict towing laws, which require tiny houses to be significantly lighter than those in North America. The firm put this experience to use while designing it… Continue reading Compact tiny house has extra room for storage and guests