The NOMAD micro home is a prefabricated 10 x 10 dwelling designed in British Columbia.
It’s made so that you can order and have it shipped anywhere worldwide.
This means it’s great for living but also useful for emergency situations.
And it can also be used as an office, hotel room, guest house, affordable housing, and more.
NOMAD Tiny House
Images: NOMAD Micro Homes
Ian Kent is the man behind NOMAD and he’s perfected the 100 sq. ft. design with the following innovations which you can see in the photos below:
- space saving staircase to the loft,
- varying ceiling heights,
- and maximizing natural light.
These three factors help the home feel spacious and usable even though it’s incredibly smaller than traditional housing.
Ian has 35 years of design and home-building experience that he used to create a prefabricated tiny home that has minimal impact on earth.
Living Room Area
I love the floor to ceiling window to the right of the couch. This is excellent in a small space but most people wouldn’t be willing to put in a window this big because of cost and the amount of wall space that it uses up where you would normally be able to add more storage like shelving. If it was up to me, I’d rather take the window! I’d rather get rid of more useless stuff and enjoy the view than have shelves there but that’s just me.
Living, Kitchen and Stairs to the Loft
These are one of the most unique staircase to loft designs I’ve ever seen. It’s great because you don’t need a ladder. And it doesn’t feel as flimsy as one either. The only downfall is that you literally have to step on your kitchen countertop (and shelves?) to get up there. So no shoes in the loft!!
Speaking of the loft, let’s get you up there..
Sleeping Loft in the NOMAD Micro Home
I really like this sleeping loft because you’ve got plenty of headroom at the angle it’s set, you have a nearby window to enjoy the view and get some light in, and finally it looks like there’s some built in drawers towards the right where you can keep your minimalist wardrobe. :)
You can get a better view of it below.
This is definitely one of my favorite sleeping lofts I’ve seen yet thanks in part mostly to the stairs, window, and the storage! It feels like a relatively normal bedroom and I think that’s great. Good work Ian Kent!
Finally let me show you the floor plan sketches so you can see where the bathroom is and all of that.
The only problem I have with this micro home is that there seems to be no shower. Unless, of course, it’s a wet bath. But I don’t even see a floor drain so I’m not sure what the plan is here for bathing. Let’s go up to the loft…
Looks like there might even be a little bit of closet space to the right of the dresser drawers up in the loft which is a nice storage bonus that I’m sure we’d all appreciate.
How the Prefab Design Works
Video with Founder/Creator
Musical Video Tour of the NOMAD
Starts at just under $30,000 and can be shipped worldwide. More recently update info on pricing is available here.
How to get one
I’m not sure you can order one just yet.. But maybe! Right now Ian and his team are working on building the very first NOMAD Micro Home. I encourage you to visit their official site to check in if you can order one.
How you can get involved
They’re raising money for the project and giving away some pretty cool rewards to those who donate in case you wanted to get involved. They’re even having somebody live in one for 60 days and letting participants snoop in on him. Sounds a little strange, but hey it might be interesting! Just be sure to keep your clothes on, Steve.
What Would You Change? Think You Can Live This Small?
I actually love this design and wouldn’t change much except for transforming that tiny bathroom into a wet bath so you can shower. Besides that, I’d leave everything as is. What would you change, add or remove to make this yours? And most of all, do you think you could happily live this small? Please let us know in the comments below.
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