Small house designs typically refers to homes that around 400-600 sq ft. However, we noticed the emergence of micro or nano house designs that are actually below 300 sq ft! To create a living space out of such small area takes a lot of imagination, and unusual thinking. It is with this respect that we are starting a new series featuring modern nano house designs.
The first home to be featured is called Pod Home and is creted by Lisa Tider and Stephen Turk of Ohio State University. The basic role of the house was to provide a comfortable living space that was energy efficient and is movable across different locations. Such an objective required a mix of engineering and architecture skills, which the creators contributed.
Pod Home nano house design
The first thing you would notice about the Pod Home is the odd shape. This design was intentionally to maximize energy efficiency as well as to accommodate a comfortable living within such a small space.
Pod Home room design
The description of this name defies convention naming. It is a study room , a living room and a bedroom all rolled into one. As canbe expected from such a small house, it is necessary to use the same space to perform different functions. The layering of the bedroom and living/study room through the double bed was an excellent execution. As i the built in shelves along the wall that lined the living/study room and supports the bed.
Pod Home kitchen design
Further along the way is the a nano kitchen area with plenty of storage with cabinets and wall mounted shelves.
Covering the entire floor is a custom designed fabricated floor that contains phase changing material. Their purpose is to maintain the temperature within the house to avoid unnecessary energy usage.
- Combining several functions into a single space is necessary for nano homes
- Explore new house structures to come up with new solutions to existing space issues