Vivid colors and a light-filled interior beckon tiny house aficionados to NestHouse, designed by Jonathan Avery of Tiny House Scotland. Avery’s goal was to create a super sustainable, super efficient tiny home, and he succeeded with the gorgeous NestHouse. Blending retro and Scandinavian aesthetics, the tiny home boasts an off-grid option, creative storage, and even a wee bathtub.
NestHouse has it all: Passive design. Sustainability. Energy efficiency. At 3.4 meters, or a little over 11 feet, wide, and with three options for varying lengths, the house can be 107 to 320 square feet. Starting prices are very reasonable: 17,000 to 38,000 pounds, or almost $21,400 to nearly $48,000, with the goal that the final build will be under 50,000 pounds, or close to $63,000. The home can be hooked up to the grid, fully off-grid, or run on hybrid power.
Inspired by bird nesting boxes, NestHouse offers snug accommodations. The attractive tiny home is highly insulated, according to Avery, and is built with sustainable wood and minimal waste. In his Tiny House Scotland Manifesto, Avery mentions passive ventilation and passive solar orientation as features that help ensure the home uses power efficiently.
Like many tiny home designs, NestHouse takes every opportunity to maximize space, but frequently does so in creative, unique ways. For example, the sleeping loft ladder twists around a wood stove, saving space, and pull-out storage beneath the winding staircase ensures dwellers can make the most of the tiny house. Details like a drying rack suspended from the ceiling and an actual – albeit small – bathtub add livability to the space.
Not only does NestHouse offer a quaint, eco-friendly option for everyone from first time homeowners to empty nesters seeking to downsize, now Avery’s homes will help house the homeless too. Social Bite, an Edingburgh-based charity combating homelessness – and supported by Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney – is building a Tiny House Village that will be populated with ten of Avery’s homes.
You can check out Avery’s website and get in touch if you’re interested in your own charming NestHouse.
Images © Jonathan Avery Tiny House Scotland