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Star Gazer Tiny House with Glass Walls in New Zealand

This is a Pure Pods tiny house with glass walls in New Zealand.

It’s a studio-style tiny home on a foundation with a main floor bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and living area, all with floor to ceiling windows.

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PurePods Tiny Glass House in New Zealand

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  • Avatar Sherry Niblock
    August 10, 2018, 6:53 pm

    This house is beautiful…but do they not have dust in Australia, or kids with sticky fingers, or dogs that sneeze? I’d be forever cleaning windows if our family lived there!

    • Avatar Eric
      August 11, 2018, 4:02 pm

      Yes Sherry… they do have dust in Australia. However, in New Zealand where the house is, we don’t have any dust at all… well apart from bull dust… rg&dfc

  • Avatar Eric
    August 10, 2018, 11:40 pm

    Well, as a Kiwi, all I can say is it is a perfect place for a naturist… but not so sure how practical it would be in winter… all glass and zilch insulation factor… brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

    • Avatar James D.
      August 11, 2018, 2:23 pm

      Site says it uses toughened, double- and triple-glazed glass… So it should actually have around an R-6… There’s shades for most of the windows for the summer and there’s a built in heating system in the floor for the winter.

      Mind, they can use solar gain to help heat during the winter as well and reflective shades in the summer, as well as air circulation…

      Things like a solar chimney can be used to use the heat from the sun to move warm air out and draw in cool air from below, among other tricks this is probably using…

      It’s not the first all sided glass structure and people have made them work in even extreme climates…

  • August 11, 2018, 3:56 am

    This is my house! Very Naturalistic ….

  • Avatar Tom
    September 8, 2018, 2:58 pm

    Perfect for a secluded, wooded environment, like where I grew up in rural Pennsylvania.

  • September 8, 2018, 4:22 pm

    So it’s all simpler, but more Total!!

  • Avatar Patty
    September 9, 2018, 12:31 am

    Gorgeous sky scenery! Probably a little open for me, but if shades that is great. Nice temporary experience.

  • Avatar Sandi B
    December 8, 2018, 12:27 am

    Wow, is all I can say — you would have to be a real exhibitionist to live in that house — way too much glass — the views are stunning however. I would not like feeling exposed all the time. Nope, not the house for me.

  • Avatar Diane Young
    September 11, 2019, 5:53 pm

    I like lots of windows, but this is the next thing to a greenhouse. Too much glass! No privacy, no escape from the early morning sun, no insulation and fabrics would fade quickly. Next!

    • Avatar Eric
      September 12, 2019, 6:32 pm

      Totally agree with you on the greenhouse effect. Lots of heat in the morning and during the day and then becomes a reverse heat sink late afternoon and night. Privacy probably isn’t an issue. It is on privately owned land way out in the boondocks. And yes, being in New Zealand I can vouch for the fabric fade issues that result.

  • Avatar Nunya
    September 12, 2019, 8:11 am

    Holy Windex!

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