How one man’s ‘Tiny Homes’ dream is revolutionizing the Housing Industry – HuffPost


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How one man's 'Tiny Homes' dream is revolutionizing the Housing Industry
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His tiny homes come with cool innovations like whole home heating by infrared floor and in-wall heating, and building his shells out of SIPs (structural insulated panels), which are yet to catch on in the rest of the housing industry. The use of tiny

How one man’s ‘Tiny Homes’ dream is revolutionizing the Housing Industry – HuffPost


HuffPost

How one man's 'Tiny Homes' dream is revolutionizing the Housing Industry
HuffPost
His tiny homes come with cool innovations like whole home heating by infrared floor and in-wall heating, and building his shells out of SIPs (structural insulated panels), which are yet to catch on in the rest of the housing industry. The use of tiny

A Former Factory Worker’s Cottage Converted into a Home

Renovating an existing building can sometimes be the greenest choice, and this revamping of a traditional worker’s cottage into a modern family home is certainly a prime example of this. The renovation was carried out by the Australian firm A For Architecture and the home is located in Melbourne, Australia. The house was once the home of a local factory worker and was built in the middle of the nineteenth century, along with hundreds of others just like it.

The original layout of the house featured many small rooms, and consequently a lot of walls. They started the renovation by first taking down a number of these dividing walls, to make the spaces more open. They kept the two bedrooms, which are located at the front of the house, but they moved the bathroom from the rear to the middle of the home, where it is now located next to the laundry room and a storage space. It was completely redone and is quite large, featuring a sink, shower and toilet. A third bedroom is located just above it.

The living area is at the rear of the home and opens onto the back garden. They also installed several skylights into the roof here to let in even more natural daylight. Apart from having a good connection to the garden, the clients also wished for a layout that would allow for both privacy, as well as spaces where the family could spend time together.

For this reason the architects kept the original layout of the bedrooms in the front, while the rest of the home is now basically one large space. Glazing was installed along the entire back wall of the home, which together with the many skylights makes the interior appear spacious, aids ventilation and lets in lots of light. They kept the existing brick walls, but added timber and concrete during the renovation to make it more robust and give the home that modern, industrial aesthetic.

All in all, this is a great renovation of an old building, and they managed to keep heaps of material out of the landfill while transforming it into a lovely family home.

A prefab path to modern country home – Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Sarasota Herald-Tribune

A prefab path to modern country home
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
To do so, they decided to buy a prefabricated house from the company Hygge Supply, which offers turnkey homes made from structural insulated panels, or SIPs, complete with heated concrete floors and built-in cabinetry and appliances. But being