The Danish company VIPP (famous for its iconic 1939 wastebasket, now in the MOMA) has created a prefab tiny home designed down to the last detail (flashlight included). Their 592-square-foot “plug and play getaway” wasn’t designed to blend into nature, but to float above it; fifty thousand pounds of glass and steel serve as a frame for the surrounding landscape.
VIPP designer Morten Bo Jensen explains that the shelter wasn’t designed as a piece of architecture, but an industrial object. The prefab structure is built in a factory and the four modules are transported by truck to the site. The shelter can be constructed in 3 to 5 days using just bolts for the modules and 9,000 screws for the steel plates.
The small prefab can house 4 people: 2 on a daybed and 2 in a loft bedroom. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls slide open and closed with mechanical rollers, designed to move the 400 or 500-kilo doors with ease. “We kind of like this idea that you just grab it and slide it open,” explains Jensen, “instead of motorized solutions that would be more different from our philosophy of very mechanical products that just last for a long time.”
Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/vipp-shelter-tiny-prefab-as-precise-industrial-era-appliance/
That bedroom is not too much different from a buried coffin, rather claustrophobic and that ladder, too steep. My workout shouldnt be ladder climbing. Wastage of space, and well I wont feel safe in that house, but i guess the criminal element doesnt exists here. Has some good aspects no doubt but I feel unsafe for some reason. btw anytim ei See teh sun setting in the morning, know it is the end of time. And one more thing, when I am in the toilet, I could look at myself on the ceiling mirror...lolzzzz
120" rain 30" fog and 60 mph winds. Of course a falling tree rotten roots. Or pine beetle ... $600k. 10% down balance $540k at 5% interest. Then cost of land. $100k/ well 300' x$40 septic $10k power $30k
Due to ridiculous zoning laws tiny homes are only accessible to the rich, legally. The more and more I delved into trying to find a way to build my own affordable homestead, the more I realized we truly are living in an illusion of freedom. We are slaves to the system, forced to spend a large portion of our money on a residency, forced to be dependent on food sources due to heavy livestock and farming regulation, hence forcing us to work our lives away to pay for them.
man, you put this in the woods here down south in the US, you're gonna have so many mosquitos and insects come in, you'll never open the door again. still, nice glass though... i would just never open that unless some chicken breast was burning on the stove and needed to vent out the smoke.
I get that they want people to focus on "reality" but it's sort of a willful bliss when you consider that they must discount the fact it is a bit of spectacle itself in the woods so it says "looking out from here our view of the beauty of nature isn't obscured but for those in nature looking and seeing us we are as alien to the surrounding as is possible". Not a big deal, just my answer to the thought they proposed about why it's all black. I like black, I wear a lot of it, I just don't know about coming home to a place that is completely black and slate grey. Jails use these colors for the walls in the areas with the worst offenders. Had I been in the planning meeting for this I might have offered those thoughts up. That said, this home is amazing. I love the concept. The price is quite a bit out of the range of most people thus negating the initial reason for a "tiny home", but I notice in many European manufacturing businesses have a tendency to approach things in a way where they build it at the best quality they can then they consider costs after and are very up front about "this is what it costs". I can appreciate that even if I can't afford it. And that's why it works I guess but still, I'd like to seem them be a little more self aware and not as hoity toity with their ideas, then they might build something that doesn't just sit in museums or on some rich guy's private 100,000 acres somewhere. Then again, maybe that's what they're trying to do.
Like a bag of chips today that's costing you even more for so much less - these tiny homes ideas will go mainstream and cost about the same as a mansion in beverly hills, ca.
I think it's pretty obvious, more so now, that the only interest is giving you a little as possible for as much as possible - except of course for the very well off. Pretty soon, those kinds will be enjoying their "normal" homes and cars as everyone else is shoved in a shipping container with their bicycles parked in front because not only were they poor before, but these houses will eventually begin to bankrupt people soon enough.
Snort. A city boy's version of being in nature. A deer will butt those windows to pieces during rut. Birds commit suicide into those windows. Don't fall trying to urinate at 3 am.
I think it is pretty, if nonfunctional and nearly $600,000? Absurd.
I would fill it with plants and have a comfortable greenhouse.
Open the doors so the mosquitoes can fly in and buzz around your head at night, driving your crazy.
# Wouldn't work in Australia or anywhere in the tropics or subtropics unless you had a true love of fly and insect spray.
looks very cool in black, and black trim, but god forbid the power goes out at night, because without any exterior light, youd find yourself in complete and utter darkness. and with black walls even your phones flashlight wont help much. Also, though its not a full time residence, in the winter months, without real insulated walls, that unit will be an utter ice box. that little fireplace will do little to heat the entire space. I love shipping container homes, but this one, however cool could not be used full time, without some key upgrades.
u seen their site 900 usd just for a laundry bin 25 usd for an oil burner u can get for 3 usd at walmart i cant imaging their 4 million price tag for this shitty unit. u could build one way better yourself for 1 4th the cost clearly this company hasnt even sold one haha
Wow. It looks very calming and it's quite beautiful. However, there is on tremendous flaw: You cannot put this ANYWHERE. That thing would be an utter OVEN here in California! That black exterior an dark interior would soak up so much sunlight that you could probably fry and egg on the floor! We don't have the types of trees out here that they have in Sweden that offer the same kind of shade. This thing would fare even worse in the desert. Arizona? New Mexico? Parts of Texas? Forget it. The entire southwest of the US is out! Maybe even the southeast with all their humidity is out, too?
It's a gorgeous piece of work, but definitely not universal.
its a stupid design..the company lacks innovation, and that much black will make people gloomy when u stay there, saying so much " nature" doesn't means its innovation and refreshing..its just marketing..and I don't wanna comment about the price
I have like being inside the first I wasn't crazy about it cuz he kept using the word product that really pissed me off it's like the goal is to sell and I understand that that's one of the reasons why this is being shown which means there's an ulterior motive it isn't just about design and though he tried to keep taking you back to that with the trashcan he's very transparent to not just the house the other part that was really really upsetting for me was when he said there was wool felt on the wall first of all because this isn't exploitation of another sentient being that has every right to be seen as an important intrical part of our world without being parted out for what it can do for Humanity especially when it's in relation to Aesthetics this is a total disregard for life and a disrespect to all women who are the creators of this world while it is obvious that is pretty as they package it the men are still destroying what is good what is Holy wholly sacred now pulling away from the moral issue and the lack of integrity what happens when an individual is allergic and there are one of those people being myself I literally can wear no animal products this was on the onset of childhood I was not aware of what it was I kept being told by my family that it was wild imaginings and then I should just simmer down and deal with it but allergic reactions have many different layers it could be psychological emotional and physical or biological I was having a full-blown reaction on every level because when I came into this world I was born awake and it was forced to repeatedly go back to sleep so for those people who say you can't force someone to accept or to see or to believe or to live even like you that is where their mistaken no one is attempting to force them and the Very fact that they do it that way means that they are choosing their own Comforts over what is right over Divine Law and that is not okay it isn't okay for that person and it will not be all right for the whole of creation and whether they acknowledge or accept does not mean it changes the fact that we are all connect yes we are and so now I have a better understanding of the things that made no sense to me as a child as a young adult even as a mother but I am currently in the winter of my life I am crone and because this product is just that it is meant to generate money not to produce a home for those who are seeking something natural without robbing nature of its gifts but to actually become integrated with it without stealing from it I would give him all thumbs all fingers and all toes down I would not support him or his Creations because they are based on destruction and some will come back and say well all things are that way and that's just their way of escaping doing the right thing so those things will be ignored there is a way to live in harmony not only with nature and all of its inhabitants but with ourselves because the inner life and the outer life are two different worlds that must be integrated and anyone that values materialism over relationship is part of a Dying Breed called the patriarch
nah that bed space just is not practical - imagine wanting to get down for a drink or toilet run in the middle of the night, loose your footings and bang you have a accident waiting to happen... NOT practical.
I would like to know HOW you prevent Burglars ...because its open and revealing to ANYONE also for the Ones with bad intentions....so how do you protect such House / Shelter....? .( det forekommer mig temmelig ubehageligt at Indbrudstyve har frit udsyn og der skal noget skudsikker glas til at ungå indbrud plus de fleste fosikringsselkaber ikke ville dække en sådan bolig ..) Men Huset er meget fedt og jeg ville ønske I kunne levere et sådan til Costa del Sol .
If I walked around in boxer briefs all day, do you think anyone would notice?? Lol. Swedish accents make me crazy (er). Really tremendous project! Wonder what the lifespan is of such a type of project? Thanks for sharing this. Love the idea of being outside, inside. With the fireplace going. Perfect romantic environ.
Where is the link so I can be a xustomer? I prefer the model with eztra gentle handwash mode clothing machine. And it really is like a camera house. It is a frame for the universe. The Universe Art Gallery. Finally a house I can agree with, touch me nature!
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