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Elevated Off-Grid Tiny House with Live Plant Siding

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This is a one-of-a-kind off-grid tiny house by Elevate Structure.

From the outside you’ll notice is resembles a treehouse, doesn’t it? Even more interesting, it’s literally a living house because of the live plant siding.

The base is just 40 sq. ft. which minimizes the impact this micro home has on the earth is sits on. This area can be used for rainwater storage or even as a drive through in a commercial setting. Pretty interesting, right?

The upper level is highly customizable and can range anywhere between 256 sq. ft. and 800 sq. ft. depending on what you need. Currently the company offers six different designs.

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Elevated Off-Grid Tiny House with Live Plant Siding

Elevated Off-Grid Tiny House with Live Plant Siding

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Related: Thimbleberry Creek Off-Grid Micro Cabin

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VIDEO: Elevate Overview Video

VIDEO: Elevate Lifestyle Video


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  • October 12, 2015, 4:00 pm

    I really like this, it’s totally different from all the other ones we have viewed. I like that it’s up high so you don’t have to worry so much if you have bad weather and it’s living walls are awesome!! Also for the fact you are helping the universe’s environment!! Thank you for sharing!! Carol

  • David
    October 12, 2015, 6:04 pm

    Forget the house…is she single??

  • kristina nadreau
    October 12, 2015, 6:07 pm

    elevated living quarters are common in Central and south America. Just love that now they use the ultimate sales gimmick, bare sexy women to sell a tiny house option. ho hum

    • Comet
      October 12, 2015, 8:13 pm

      The young woman was hardly bare and was demonstrating the “lifestyle” here which judging from the surfboard and the apparent location would very much appeal to others who are near her age and activity levels.

      Should we only use women in a burka to show how some one might fit into and utilize a space? I personally like seeing a human in any design layout as it gives a sense of scale and proportion. I notice you did not mention the board shorts clad young men in the video—double standard much?

      • kristina nadreau
        October 13, 2015, 7:06 pm

        Comet, nothing in the still photos inspired me to want to view the video, thus I was not aware of boys in shorts. I lived in SoCal for awhile near the surfing beaches and I do not think this structure would hold up there because of the earthquakes. SOCal property near beaches is extraordinarily expensive. Also our climate there was more of a desert, so keeping the planted exterior walls alive near the salt water would be a problem. Especially when there is a water shortage. Here in coastal sub-tropical Caribbean, Central America where I am living now, we do have some nasty hurricanes, so that while we have elevated houses we need sturdy shutters on our windows and the columns that elevate are sunk deeply, and there are more than 4 points on the load. I am not familiar with the So American surfing beaches and climates off Ecuador, Uruguay and Australia, where this structure might be a better fit. There are so many ways to create walls that insulate & protect, like earth bagging, cob, all kinds of natural insulation for either concrete or wood walls, that the space as shown does not seem reasonable. PS I do not wear a burka, nor do I advocate it for anyone.

    • mbanger
      October 12, 2015, 9:23 pm

      I’m with you, burka? How about shorts that cover butt cheeks which I saw on two occasions. I however didn’t notice those young men hanging out out of the board shorts someone mentioned, lol. It might be savvy marketing, I’m not sure. For me, I think it insinuates there’s not much there to look at unless you throw in some eye candy. Sure, her using the space is good, her spending day away from the dwelling surfing and having cold treats implies crash pad.

  • Marlene
    October 12, 2015, 6:22 pm

    What material is used behind the living plant walls to prevent moisture damage to the interior? I love this concept, but moisture and insect damage possibilities concern me.

    • Lisa E.
      October 13, 2015, 7:45 am

      You could either use some heavy duty “Contractor’s Plastic” and put it between the plant rack frames and the sheet rock or sisal wall coverings, or you could use Tyvek, or you could use Styrofoam slabs in between to ameliorate the heat/cold, covered with Tyvek or Contractor’s Plastic. Any such combination would give you a moisture barrier.

  • Richard
    October 12, 2015, 6:25 pm

    I do like it but, ….. How do you mow it?

  • Heidi
    October 12, 2015, 7:21 pm

    Wow, talk about living with outside the box thinking.

  • Susanne
    October 12, 2015, 10:37 pm

    I’m thinking like Kristina… Would not want my daughter to dress that way for any reason.

  • Unkledon
    October 13, 2015, 9:00 pm

    A Chia house?

  • Ruckus
    October 15, 2015, 12:14 am

    Great little house. She obviously has a neat look on life. About the comments on her dressing. She is young, pretty and dresses casually. Looks like she is comfortable
    Not a thing wrong with it. Jealousy is a very nasty trait.

  • Nanny M
    October 16, 2015, 11:14 pm

    Wow, creative. Good one unkledon. And not her fault our culture tells young women they need to show as much of their body as possible to the public.

  • ada
    October 24, 2015, 10:12 pm

    Is there a toilet?

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