The Trendiest House on Earth is Micro, Mobile, and Green

“A lesson in blowing Dwell magazine’s mind, courtesy of the Madrid-based firm Ábaton Arquitectura: design a house that’s about 290 square feet (micro home!) that’s made from recyclable materials (green!) and can be transported by truck and assembled in a day (mobile!). Oh, and let’s not forget about material makeup (the exterior is clad in cement-board panels) and prefab potential: ÁPH80 can be manufactured in as few as four weeks. Dwell has officially spontaneously combusted.

 

With gabled ceilings reaching more than 11 feet, walls of glass, and a combined living room and kitchen, the feel of this place is light and airy; ‘the different spaces are recognisable [sic] and the feeling indoors is one of fullness,’ the architects say.

Another look, below:”

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About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube: <http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lloyd+kahn>

6 Responses to The Trendiest House on Earth is Micro, Mobile, and Green

  1. Anonymous says:

    A camper with lift hooks instead of wheels.

  2. Beautiful! And I love Spain.
    K

  3. Anonymous says:

    That's so fabulous!! A forty tonne crane truck lifting a shack from another truck.

    SO GREEN!! LUV IT!!!

  4. Gabriella says:

    I love this one. I really do. They did an amazing job of using the plywood paneling as door and cabinet fronts giving the walls a very clean and modern look.

  5. Leonard says:

    It would be interesting to install solar panels and small wind turbines for that house. But the most challenging issue – water supply.

    But if you're using this house just a couple times a week – that's OK.))

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