Our latest tiny house crush is the Nomad Micro Home, a 10-by-10 foot house that is energy efficient and bursting with natural light.
The company behind this new entry on the tiny house scene says its goal is to reduce consumerism and provide an affordable and sustainable housing option. The design uses space spectacularly, but most importantly, it is packed flat so that it can be shipped anywhere in the world. The developers say you can assemble it yourself in a matter of days.
“The world would be a better place if housing was more accessible and affordable to everyone,” said Ian Kent, president of Nomad Micro Homes. “But the reality is that supply and demand has made it too expensive for most — at least for the size house we’re accustomed to. If houses were smaller, more efficient and easier to build, this reality could change.”
The Vancouver company behind the Nomad has completed the design and engineering of the house. It is now raising money through the crowd-funding site indiegogo.com to construct and test its prototype and develop the infrastructure for larger scale production. Three weeks into its seven week campaign, the company has raised $26,510 of its $120,000 goal.
Nomad’s base model is priced at $25,000. There are pre-engineered “green packages” for solar power, rainwater collection and grey water treatment, allowing the Nomad to exist off the grid.
In addition to appealing to tiny house enthusiasts, the company’s founders say the quick assembly of Nomad and its low cost make it useful for emergency response to disaster situations.