10 UNIQUE SMALL HOMES and SHELTERS for Living, Relaxing, and Work

10 UNIQUE SMALL HOMES and SHELTERS for Living, Relaxing, and Work


– [Glen] From Igloo Satellite
Cabins for extreme weather to homes made for the poor
using three dimensional printing and even relaxing on
the side of a building, small shelters and homes have many uses. This is Glen, and today, we are bringing you 10
small shelters and homes made for living, working, and relaxation. (upbeat music) – [Woman] Number 10. – [Glen] Made for extreme weather, the Igloo Satellite
Cabin can withstand ice, wind, snow, and sub-zero temperatures in remote areas of the world. Designed by Icewall,
an Australian company, these can be flown in to remote areas, fully assembled and often fully equipped. Made from eight wall panels and four self-supporting floor panels, this pre-fabricated fiberglass
cabin is three meters or nine feet, 10 inches in diameter and 2.1 meters, or six
feet, 10 inches high. These are bolted together and held down by eight wire tie downs, four of which can be
used as lifting straps for flight by helicopter. Each wall panel is a composite of polyurethane insulation and fiberglass, and the windows are shock-proof, double-glazed polycarbonate. All igloos are customizable, available in a range of
colors and configurations, and include an extended
igloo escape hatch, a top escape hatch, ventilation,
a door, and a window. (gentle music) – [Woman] Number nine. – [Glen] Hanging off of a
city rooftop way up in the air is something that most
people would not wanna do. But Alice Bleton designed
the Monade Capsule to do just that. Made to give a break from the daily grind and reconnect with the city around you, these are both an escape and a connection to your surroundings. The project was inspired
by minimal living spaces designed for extreme conditions
that offer minimal comforts and protect from outside climate. These capsules are accessible,
livable, and comfortable. The Monade Capsules are lightweight and made with a transparent
resin used in combination with fiberglass to allow for
a relaxing, atmospheric light and provide office workers
a space for isolation and a break from the office to re-engage with the environment. A Dutch swimming pool
company made the parts based on the principle of modules, with four steel molds to create 21 pieces, allowing for an infinite number of forms. (gentle music) – [Woman] Number eight. – [Glen] Nolla is a
beautiful cabin retreat that was built by Finland-based
designer Robin Falck using sustainable materials and designed to leave minimal
impact on the environment, allowing visitors to have
a zero-emissions holiday. The size of a small bedroom,
the cabin can be transported and assembled without the
need for heavy machinery. Using cradle-to-cradle design principles, it is pieced together like a puzzle. Built from A-frames with a glass front to give guests a direct
view of the surroundings, this focuses on self-sufficiency
and low-impact living. While the design excludes
most modern commodities, including an indoor bathroom, the energy supply of this
cabin is completely renewable and electricity is
generated by solar panels, with a stove that runs on renewable diesel that is 100% made from waste. (gentle music) – [Woman] Number seven. – [Glen] Designed by
Roderick James Architects, the prototype Airship
002 is a tiny pod retreat located on a remote area
along Scotland’s coast, overlooking the Isle of Mull. The submarine-inspired
building is covered in aluminum and has a nautical thing made
obvious by the many portholes. Although the airship
is a compact structure, space-saving techniques
such as a fold-out table keep the living area organized and the interior has
a relaxing atmosphere, with a warm interior and
plenty of natural light. Two glass-domed walls on
either side of the building offer many wonderful views. Just past the open kitchen area, the bedroom features a queen-sized bed with a pair of portholes allowing guests to look out at the sky, and a wooden deck with outdoor seating on the side of the pod
offers additional views of the surrounding area. If you would like to own one of your own, you can visit the website
in the description. (gentle music) – [Woman] Number six. – [Glen] Designed by British
inventor Chris Sneesby, the Archipod are garden office buildings designed to match a garden landscape, be well organized, ergonomic, and unusual. Delivered and installed
as an integrated package, including concrete foundation blocks, these require an electricity supply and a telephone connection from the house. Built to customer order and
tailored to suit requirements, an Archipod office does not normally require planning permission. The pods have a diameter of nine feet, six inches internally, with the top of the dome being eight feet, three
inches from the floor. The walls consist of curved plywood with compressed fiberglass insulation and a plasterboard finish, while the external shell consists of Western Red Cedar shingles. A double-glazed stainless
steel porthole window on a glazed, three feet
four inch diameter, hinged, polycarbonate roof dome maximizes natural light and ventilation. You’ll need to check with the manufacturer for pricing on this. – [Woman] Number five. – [Glen] Manufactured and
designed in South Africa, the Pod-Idladla is a modular nano-home prefabricated offsite to specifications and transported by a
professional installation team and installed onsite. These use aluminum, steel, and wood as their standard construction materials. An ideal starter home for
a first-time homeowner or a holiday getaway, this
sleeps two comfortably in the mezzanine bedroom. The downstairs task room
can be used as an office, a laundry room, or to
accommodate the occasional guest. The internal area of
this pod, including deck, is 20.5 square meters, or 221 square feet, with a shower area located in a corridor between the front and back of the house. The deck is meant to encourage
indoor and outdoor living. Clusters of pods can be arranged
for various applications and these are only
available in South Africa. – [Woman] Number four. – [Glen] Working with
partners like medical NGOs, Abod Shelters Foundation
provides low-cost housing and community design, like
the one they built in Tanzania with the help of Ty
Pennington from Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Currently, Abod Shelters
are focused in Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, and Tanzania, and with donations from outside sources, Abod Shelters provides
informal settlements where large numbers of families are lacking homes of any substance. Compact, cost-effective to deliver, and manufactured in massive quantities, these are quick and easy to assemble. The shelters are 10 feet
wide and 12 feet long and a single structure can
be completed in one day by four to five people. These structures are made
from stock materials, are fire-resistant, have
translucent plastic end panels and integrated rain gutters that direct water away from the structure. (gentle music) – [Woman] Number three. – [Glen] The Roanoke by
Tumbleweed Tiny Houses features an open floor plan
under a 10 foot ceiling, a shed-style roof, is set
up on a moveable trailer, and will sleep from two to six people. This combines the kitchen and living area on the main lower level and has a loft that can be used as a
bedroom or storage area. The main level is 161 to 219 square feet, with the loft being 29 to 96 square feet, depending on the floor plan. The Roanoke comes in either
a 20 foot or 26 foot length, with a height of 13 feet, four inches, and a width of eight feet, six inches, and has a dry weight of
9,000 to 12,000 pounds, The starting price on these is $62,950. (gentle music) – [Woman] Number two. – [Glen] Ecocapsule made its public debut on January 31st, with a
total of 50 exclusive pieces, intended to be delivered within the US, Australia, Japan, and the
EU by the end of this year. The exterior has a length
of 4.67 meters or 15 feet, a width of 2.2 meters, or 7.2 feet, and a height of 2.5 meters, or 8.2 feet. The body is made from
insulated fiberglass shells overlaid on an aluminum framework, where rainwater is
filtered for convenience. The capsule comes with
high-efficiency solar cells that put out 881 watts of solar power and a low-noise wind-turbine that produces 750 watts of power. Sleeping one to two people, this has a gross floor
area of 8.2 square meters, or 88 square feet, and the
total weight of this capsule, with full water tanks and
trailer, is 2,000 kilograms or 4,409 pounds. The price of this is around
79,000 euros or $92,000, with the more affordable,
mass-produced second series expected at the beginning of next year. While you’re contemplating which small shelter you like best, how about sharing this video with a friend and letting us know in the comments which one you would like
to see in a future video? (gentle music) – [Woman] Number one. – [Glen] Partnering with New Story, a nonprofit organization, Icon
built the first permitted, 3D printed home in America. Unveiled in March of 2018, this
was built in Austin, Texas, using a mobile printer. The mobile printer can build
a 600 to 800 square foot home in less than 24 hours, and
for a price of under $4,000. Icon also developed innovated materials tested for safety,
comfort, and resiliency, that are designed to function
with nearly zero waste and work with limited water,
power, and labor infrastructure to tackle housing shortages. New Story plans to print
the first community in El Salvador in 2019, with
other locations to follow. New Story is currently raising
money to fund 100 homes for the next phase of
research and development, and you can donate on their website. – Hey, guys, this is Cassie. I hope you guys enjoyed this video. Tell us in the comments
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