In recent years, the US in particular, consumer interest in the "tiny houses" translate "mini-homes", rises to a crescendo. More than just architectural eccentricities, these pocket houses appear gradually as an alternative housing solution.

The "tiny houses" indeed propose another way of living, far from traditional apartments or flats. In a sometimes less than 10 m² surface, the mini-house is characterized by extreme density functional. Light, it is often transportable or towable. More space-efficient, raw materials and energy, available on more modest budgets, it appears as a typology of architecture activist, outside the traditional consumption channels. The resident also often ensures the design and construction itself, without recourse to an architect, as an adult rereading of the cabin of his childhood.

The "tiny houses" seduce an audience of more and more numerous. To better understand this phenomenon, a detour to the site Tiny House Blog is required.

Active since May 2007, this website created by Ken Griswold is a major source of information in the field of mini-homes. Richly illustrated, updated almost daily, it provides a comprehensive overview of different types of mini-houses, traditional, contemporary, style yurt, etc. This comprehensive database and offers many examples of achievements, plans, details, technical issues, chronic books and links to other reference sites

To learn more, visit Tiny House Blog site and discover the gallery of achievements selected by Ken Griswold.

Also read: our recent article on the American Jay Shafer and houses of 6 72 to m².

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