The 2by4 Architects design firm in the Netherlands has developed a series of three small modular houses, each a little larger than the previous one. The tiny mods have wooden walls, frame and roof. They include an electric heat pump system, as well as optional off-grid components such as a composting toilet, solar panels and rainwater cachement.
The smallest, the 226 square-foot Chalet Aida, has a double-height living room with sliding glass door, a small bedroom with a double bed and a loft bed that sleeps two. The kitchen has the basic fridge, sink and two-burner electric stove, according to gizmag, as well as a small bath with shower and toilet.
The Chalet Tosca has 319 square feet and Chalet Nabucco 516 square feet, similar to Aida, but both have a mezzanine area instead of a loft bed and a different interior layout. Prices range from $95,570 for Aida to $108,314 for the Nabucco modular. Additionally, MHProNews has learned the mini-homes can be lengthened an additional four feet at a cost of $6,371. ##
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(Submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews)