Plús Hús – Micro Home by Minarc

Minarc has thrown their hat into the ring with their answer to California’s housing crisis – the Plús Hús, which is Icelandic for “plus house”. State regulations on ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units), or “Granny flats”, have been loosened, meaning tiny houses can exist, which sent LA architectural firm Minarc to the drawing board. Their 16′ x 20′ structures are detached private units that are completely customizable allowing the buyer to use them for personal use or to turn into a rental. The Icelandic-inspired homes come flat-packed helping to reduce the cost of your future home office, guest house, rental apartment, yoga studio, or artist space.

Micro Home SKIT by Dachi Papuashvili

Take a look at the new micro home project created by Dachi Papuashvili and called Skit. “The skit is designated for one person usage. It is best for both: churchmen and laymen. Here are all conditions for a long term living, but also may serve for short-term isolations (for fasting, scientific or translating works, icon paintings, etc.). The building represents an insulated, reinforced construction, covered with wood. Its details will be manufactured before, what will give opportunity to build it without heavy technics at any landscape condition. Skit is an energetically independent building, producing any needed energy on solar power, and accumulating rain water. So it does not need any energy sources and communications, neither for building, nor for exploitation. There are separate spaces at skit, designated for different usages. On the 3rd floor, in one living space, there is a bedroom, a cabinet, kitchen and dining rooms (12 sq. m). On the 4th floor, there is a room for pray (4 sq. m). On the 2nd floor there are a bio toilet and shower, and finally the 1st floor is for saving solar energy batteries, rain water reservoirs and a warehouse for food and other staff.”

Bowlus Road Chief Stainless Steel Trailer

Proclaimed to be the “world’s first luxury trailer,” the Bowlus Road Chief is a high-tech reincarnation of William Hawley Bowlus’ iconic 1930s design. The posh camper boasts a shower, king-sized bed, dining table for two, armchairs, and a kitchenette as well as hidden features such as an interior aluminum frame and fresh and gray water reserves. This spring and summer, the designers behind it all, the husband and wife team John Long and Helena Mitchell, will pony up as traveling salesmen and hit the road on a tour of the USA. They’re making select house visits as well as presenting at RV shows and automotive events.