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Honda recently announced the IeMobi Concept. It is an autonomous mobile living room that attaches and detaches from your home. When parked, the vehicle becomes a 50-square-foot living or workspace.2

Honda IeMobi Self Driving Office Concept 001

Images via Honda

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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.

Open Source Housing & Construction

Open Source Housing

The idea is that you would be able to browse and choose through an ever growing amount of house and furniture designs that are free and open source.

Is this serious?

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:

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It’s assuring to know that one of TIME’s top 100 most influential people in the world has planted his prints in the tiny house community.

This man is an Italian prize winning architect by the name of Renzo Piano who has created his own high tech self sufficient tiny house prototype.

He is known for creating some of the most magnificent structures around  the world including the tallest skyscraper in Europe, named The Shard.

The ShardNow when you hear his credentials I’m sure you assume that his tiny house probably wouldn’t be so tiny. 300 square feet maybe? Definitely not less than 200, right?

Guess again. Piano’s tiny house project, dubbed ”Diogone” is a wooden saddle-roofed house that has a surface area of 2.4 x 2.4 meters and a ridge height of 2.3 meters. Correct me if I’m wrong but that’s just around 62 square feet!

I’m sure you’re wondering, “How did the same man who built something as large as The Shard (Europe’s tallest skyscraper) turn around and decide to build a tiny house that sounds like it might even be too small for people like you and me, who are tiny houses enthusiasts?

Well, this is not no regular tiny house because ”Diogone” was designed to function in various climate conditions as a self sufficient system that collects its own water and even supplies its own power.


Photo Credit: Vitra Magazine

Come inside for more information and photos of this inspiring design. (Yes, we have a photo of the interior to show you below)

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