I’ve been wanting to talk about open source housing for a while now which is something you’ve probably never heard of yet.
For a while I’ve known that sometime in the near future housing is going to drastically change thanks to the internet and technology. When I put together this post last year is when I truly realized it.
The good part is that this will most likely reduce the price of building a house because it reduces the need for labor and design.
So today I wanted to introduce you to an idea called WikiHouse. It’s open source housing. Like Wikipedia but for real life stuff.
Yes. This isn’t just an idea anymore. It’s real. At the bottom of this post I’ll introduce you to some people who have already built their own tiny home using these methods. And there are photos to prove it, too! If you already haven’t, check out this Solar House in Barcelona that was built like this and continue reading below:
Well, Garret Finney is at it again! This time he’s working on an even smaller micro camper.
It’s called the Firefly. And it’s something that can be used for camping trips and traveling.
But it can be more than just a weekend camper too. I’ll explain below.
Introducing: The Firefly
Finney thinks the Firefly can be used in industrial and disaster-relief situations as base camps in areas with little to no infrastructure or where systems have been temporarily compromised as well.
I’d rather see people like you and me using them for lightweight and fun travels though. Anyway let me show you more of Garret’s modern take on the vardo which you can put on a small utility trailer, in the back of your pick up truck or on its legs (yes, it has legs).
Not sure about you but I love finding out about small homes that have survived the test of time. This one not only survived the test of time but it also recently got a complete renovation.
In this case the home owners were already in their 600 square foot home that was built in the 1950s but they wanted to make better use of the space. Instead of just adding on to the house, they hired the help of an architect to redesign it completely without making any additions.
This little cabin is 8′ x 34′ so a total of about 272 square feet of space without including the loft living space. It sits on a 3 axle trailer so it’s definitely strong enough to support the home and everything you’d want to put in it.