Micro condos are nothing new to Vancouver, but if you were given the opportunity would you live in a micro house?
Vancouver-based NOMAD has designed a 10′ x 10′, 2-level micro house outfitted with an integrated living area, kitchen area, bathroom (which doubles as an integrated shower) and sleeping area.
It incorporates a unique staircase that doubles as the kitchen and a slanted ceiling that maximizes natural light to prevent a claustrophobic feel. According to designer Ian Kent, “I knew that effective design could make a space this size feel comfortable. My goal was to produce an efficient yet cozy home with minimal impact on yard space and the environment.”
It is being billed as an mortgage-free, sustainable way of living and can be easily shipped and assembled anywhere. Depending on the model and your specifications, the micro-house will cost between $25,000 to $28,000. Of course, this price tag doesn’t include the cost of Vancouver-priced land.
Super-green add ons like solar panels, rainwater collection and grey water treatment will come at a premium.
The start-up is in the process of raising funds through an Indiegogo campaign and is aiming to raise $120,000. To date, with 40 days remaining in the crowd funding campaign, it has raised $15,712.
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