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Transformable mobile tiny house designs

tiny-house-tiny-homeBy Derek Markham

Compliments: Tree Hugger

Tiny houses are captivating to many of us, perhaps in part because our homes are too big, or because we own too much stuff, or because we’d love to find a more affordable dwelling that would also better fit our green lifestyle.

There’s no shortage of tiny house designs, ranging from scaled-down versions of a traditional house to the outlandish and unfeasible, and most of them are conceived with the intent that the homes would remain stationary. However, mobile tiny homes, such as those built onto trailers, are also gaining in popularity, due to their ability to go where we go, which is right in line with the current trend of a more nomadic lifestyle, in which we aren’t tethered to a specific location, but instead move to where the next job or opportunity takes us.

Aero-Mobile-by-Jennifer Siegal-Office-for-Mobile-Design-Kaneko-tiny-house-alternative

With that in mind, the entries for an exhibition recently held at Kaneko, in Omaha, Nebraska, may be a harbinger of things to come in the future of architecture for the urban nomad, as each of the designs aims to be not only versatile and comfortable to live in, but also truly portable.

The Truck-A-Tecture exhibition, which is said to “examine architecture as redefined by mobility and technical expansion,” featured full-sized versions of tiny house designs that can carried on or in a vehicle, or built into one, offering a new perspective on modern mobile housing.

See the Rest of the Story … to learn more about The Aero-Mobile, designed by Jennifer Siegal, of Office for Mobile Design, The PNEUMAD, from Min | Day, The Self-Lifting Mobility Project, from Mark Mack and the Mobile Dwelling Support Structure (MDSS), from Jones Partners.

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