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Sustainable Tiny Home Offers Big Style, Low Environmental Impact

Sustainable Tiny Home Offers Big Style, Low Environmental Impact

Sustainable Tiny Home Offers Big Style, Low Environmental Impact

This tiny home would look right at home in a New York penthouse or a San Francisco studio. It’s off the grid and self-sufficient, but the efficient interior would also look right at home in a New York penthouse or a San Francisco studio.

The Austrian company Wohnwagon has built five of these homes since the project began in 2013. With a focus on low environmental impact and long-term sustainability, the company builds one-of-a-kind mobile homes. Each one is only 269 square feet, but it comes with an inflatable part that offers you an additional 70 square feet when needed.

The exterior is larch wood, known for being durable, waterproof and sustainable. The interior is lined with spruce for a light, airy look. Sheep’s wool is used as insulation to regulate both temperature and humidity. The natural elements are not limited to the construction materials; the design is simple and naturally inspired.

When you disconnect from the grid, the Wohnwagon’s full beauty is revealed. Using a clever gray water system, the tank’s 31-gallon capacity is replenished by pumping wastewater via a filtration system on the roof. It takes around 24 hours to clean and sanitize wastewater.

Warm water is provided by a wood-burning stove and solar panels, and waste is composted in a bio-toilet, which turns it into fertilizer for the garden. It is possible to use the rooftop solar panels immediately or to store modest amounts of energy for later use.

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Written by Emely Wart

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