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Hivehaus Modular Tiny Hexagonal Pods

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I’d like to share with you this prefabricated tiny hexagonal dwelling designed by Hivehaus. You could say it also looks like a honeycomb shaped house. Prefabricated models are built so you can have just one pod or add as many as you like. Each pod is 100 square feet and available with customizable floor plans.

The pods are delivered in panels making it easy for two people to construct the home. What you see below are three pods placed together to create a 333 sq. ft. home with one bedroom, a bathroom, kitchen and living space.  The kitchen has a great multi-functional cabinet that tucks everything out of eye when you are not using it. And check out the fire wall. It’s a movable wall, like a door, with a fireplace that allows you to have it either inside or outdoors. What do you think of this tiny house design?

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Hivehaus Prefab/Modular Tiny Hexagonal Pods You Can Connect To Make Your Own Custom Home


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  • jerryd
    November 26, 2014, 9:03 am

    Looks nice but wouldn’t want to live in it, pay for or heat, cool it because of way, way too much glass.
    Next love modular expandable housing but hex is not one of them. Hard to use the space like domes though not as bad and wastes building materials.
    The same idea in sq, rectangle with 25% of the glass gives the same view of the outside without everyone outside seeing in and far less heat loss, gain when not wanted.

    • David Davis
      November 26, 2014, 12:26 pm

      Hmm, too much glass. You could replace the windows with solid walls and still get the view out one side that you would have with a rectangle or square shaped building.

      By the way, a rectangle has 7% more side area exposed than an equivalent hexagon – making a hexagon 7% more efficient than a rectangle to obtain the same space.

      One hexagon has each side at 6.56 feet with an interior space of 111.86 sq feet. This means you have 39.37 lineal feet of wall exposed to the outside. An equivalent square has 4 sides at 10.58, for 42.31 lineal feet of wall exposed to the outside. A rectangle would be worse. A circle (more sides) more efficiently encloses an area.

      I like the concept but I would have to see how to arrange the hexes if I wanted a 2 bdrm, 2 bath, kitchen, a common living area and a library/work-space – it might be that a rectangular space would be more efficient than trying to arrange 7 hexes so they were usable.

  • Cahow
    November 26, 2014, 11:44 am

    I’m calling it right now: If my husband and I didn’t currently own the cottage we’re living in and were looking for a place to retire, we’d BOTH commission (or use as inspiration) THIS design and settle in!!!!

    This place has EVERY Bell & Whistle that resonates with my needs/desires/dreams. I’ve ALWAYS wanted to live in a Glass House, since as a child I was first inspired by Philip Johnson’s Glass House. Many, many of the vacation homes in our area are Walls of Glass on at least 1/4 of their “Private Side” so unless you have a SERIOUS PERV that lives in your area, then you’d be safe to have that amount of exposed glass. The swinging fireplace panel EXCEEDS the fantasy level of this gem!

    jerryd: I understand your concerns for privacy (addressed above) and the heating/cooling concerns. However, depending upon WHERE on the planet this unit is built, those problems could be very easily addressed. In Michigan, where HEATING is the problem, rarely, if ever COOLING, all you would need to do is have high grade energy efficient windows that allowed heat IN, plus radiant flooring and a furnace, of course. With all the high rises in Chicago that have wrap around floor to ceiling windows, if heating them was a problem, the buildings would have 0% occupancy. Using ceiling fans with a reversible blade would allow you to easily cool down or distribute the heat, when needed. Also, siting the windows would certainly add to the ambient heating: I’d build this house on a large (10+ acre lot) overlooking a ravine (there’s tons of them in our area!) and face it South; that way, in the Summer, the bazillion trees in Michigan would shade and shelter the home; in the Winter, with no foliage, the sun would pour into the home and add to heating it.

    The kitchen design is insane; as an experienced and serious cook/baker, I would be baking and creating feasts in that room all day long! And of course, buying that 6-sided table to go along with the unit is a No-Brainer! I can only dream of having a deck like that, that you could enjoy from every single window. 😀

    This design ranks in the Top Five that Alex/Andrea has ever shared with us!!! Currently, it’s at #2, right behind that stunning 800 sq.ft. home with tons of glass windows.

    Thank you BOTH, Alex & Andrea, for the hard work that you do to bring these Tiny Homes into our IN box. Bless you both and I hope that you have a Thanksgiving filled with good food, good friends and LOVE. <3

  • Steve_S
    November 26, 2014, 9:20 pm

    The first one they built was featured last year on George Clarkes Amazing Spaces. UK Channel 4.

    You can swap the walls they are modular in ever sense and reconfiguring the unit is not a big job. These are built for the general UK climate and certainly would not suit a colder climate without a major rethink & planning. The method to build these is quite interesting and could be adapted and be quite flexible.

  • Doc
    November 28, 2014, 9:12 pm

    Very nice flexible design. Like the hex. Easy to decorate/place furniture. As for the movable fireplace, not too practical. If its cold enough to need the fireplace outside on the deck you likely would need the whole wall closed on the home as well! Romantic yes, practical, not so much. Leave the wall closed, place a chimnea on the deck. Best of both.

  • Mark K
    August 1, 2017, 5:58 am

    Have there been any more HiveHaus homes built since 2014?

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