This Cross Shaped Micro Home Will Bring You Closer to a Higher Power

By: Vasiliki Marapas - May 7, 2014
References: behance.net & dezeen
Georgia-based architect Dachi Papuashvili has conceived of a cross-shaped micro home prototype to be constructed out of shipping containers. The home would be the perfect meditative retreat for a holy man, be it a preacher or a layman.

Papuashvili's main objective was to design a home that would use minimal labor and re-purposed waste material, making it entirely self-sufficient. The home would use two intersecting shipping containers to create four-storeys within the cross silhouette. Despite the strong religious connotations of the cross, Papuashvili maintains that the design was borne out of functionality.

The exterior of the home would be outfitted in timber, while the roof would be made up in corrugated iron. Keeping with the theme of sufficiency, solar panel technology would heat the home and rainwater would be collected for reuse.