Tiny House: miniHome by Sustain Design Studio

Reader Contribution by Susan Melgren and Web Editor
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Living in a trailer home has never looked so appealing. Designed by prefabricated homes company Sustain Design Studio, the miniHome puts a modern twist on traditional trailer design. And with the homes’ three axles and wheels hidden underneath the frame, your neighbors would never even suspect that your home is mobile!

The miniHome comes in three models–and true to their name, each model manages to pack a complete living space into a small footprint. The Solo 24 and Solo 36 miniHomes each total up to 528 square feet, although they use different configurations to get there. The Solo 24 features a 288-square-foot main floor, a 96-square-foot loft and a 144-square-foot porch. Meanwhile, the Solo 36 home only features a 432-square-foot main floor and a 96-square-foot loft.For those looking for a bit more space, the Duo 36/12 model offers 576-square-foot main floor, a 96-square-foot loft and a 288-square-foot deck, which totals up to 960-square-feet of home.

Because Sustain Design Studio commits itself to green building, you can be sure that each miniHome is crafted with energy efficiency and the environment in mind. The homes use natural ventilation and nontoxic materials, such as formaldehyde-free cabinets and cork flooring, to ensure good indoor air quality; a tight building envelope, passive solar orientation and massing for energy-efficiency; low-flow fixtures and indigenous vegetation on the green roof to reduce water use; and off-site construction and an on-site pier foundation that minimizes excavation disrupts the site as little as possible. The homes can also be built with renewable energy systems such as solar, biomass and geothermal to take living off-grid. To top it off, Sustain Design Studio likes to use locally sourced materials for its miniHomes.

Images Courtesy Sustain Design Studio