DIY Hermit Houses: Tiny, Off-Grid Customizable Living Units

by , 08/23/13
filed under: Architecture, DIY, Innovation

Hermit Houses, Tiny, Off-grid, Dutch design, Daniël Venneman, Mark van der Net, The Cloud Collective, architecture, small living

Hermit Houses’ first prototype is called Abé, a name that comes from the tragic lovers story Aberlard & Heloise. Designed for a couple or small family, the 150 square foot wooden shelters were successfully tested at the Oerol Theater Festival in The Netherlands. These ‘out of the box’ tiny houses are modular and flat pack, and can be set up in only two days.

They can be customized online thanks to special 3D software developed by the Dutch duo, who dream of a nearby future of ´mass-customized´ houses. As well as the tiny units, the designers offer numerous affordable building scenarios like prefab DIY construction kits to open source manuals empowering people to make their own shelters. We hope to see these tiny clever designs develop from hermit houses to whole hermit villas!

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Via Plataforma Arquitectura

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