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Tiny Off-Grid Hawk House has Soaring Views of the California Mountains

by , 08/30/14

Hawk House Alex Wyndham, Alex Wyndham, tiny houses, small timber houses, off the grid houses, California cabana, timber house Big Sur, Big Sur

The building is carefully oriented to take advantage of natural lighting, heating and cooling while keeping its impact on its site to a minimum. The redwood bark facade was sourced from a neighboring sawmill, and the doors look like secret compartments, with the front side of the space designed as one large glass folding element. These folding mechanisms are introduced to enable natural ventilation on stifling nights.

The tiny house features a green roof covered with native wildflowers and coastal grasses. Sitting lightly on the land, the structure is a discrete addition to the surrounding ecosystem that establishes an almost seamless transition between the natural and the manmade.

+ Alex Wyndham

Via Inthralld

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2 Comments

  1. jabailo July 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I covet many of these tiny one-off homes, but at the same time, it’s impractical for me to think I would ever live in one as the cost of the land would be hundreds of thousands. Also I need electricity and an Internet connection, so I have to think hydrogen fuel cells. My feeling is I should be able to walk into IKEA, plunk down $10,000 (yes that ten thousand) for a complete house — complete as in self generating electricity and water purification that can plunked down anywhere and be liveable. That’s a habitat!

  2. Dan Rezaiekhaligh June 21, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Calling it an off grid cabin is a little generous isn’t it? It’s a finished shed.

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