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30 Portable Housing Innovations

From Remixed Nordic Cabins to Modular Micro Apartment Spaces

— May 21, 2019 — Art & Design
These portable housing innovations range from modular micro apartments to remixed Nordic cabins which take a traditional dwelling design to new heights with modern elements.

Standouts in the prefabricated housing realm include the 'NO.MADE' cabin by Italian architect Michele Perlini. The project was recently unveiled during Milan Design Week 2019 and marries an economical and budget-conscious design with contemporary elegance.

Other portable housing innovations to note include a school bus home conversion project by Wind River Tiny Homes along with The Magenta, a tiny mobile home with chic built-in furniture. While the school bus home -- built for Elizabeth J.W. Spencer, her husband Greg and their baby -- is designed to mimic an urban apartment on wheels, The Magenta boast a vibrant facade and an Instagram-friendly interior consisting of a twin bed, built-ins and a table and chair combo.
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Robot-Built Ultra-Tiny Houses
Robot-Built Ultra-Tiny Houses
Femto-ST Institute Researchers Created the World's Smallest House
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Magenta Compact Living Spaces
Magenta Compact Living Spaces
The Magenta is a Vibrant Tiny House With Built-In Furniture
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Artist-Created Miniature Log Cabins
Artist-Created Miniature Log Cabins
Thomas Schütte Created a Tiny Dwelling with an Asymmetric Roof
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Coffee-Powered Tiny Homes
Coffee-Powered Tiny Homes
The Home That Runs on Dunkin' is Fueled by Spent Coffee Grounds
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Malleable Micro-Apartment Concepts
Malleable Micro-Apartment Concepts
The 'Mini Living Urban Cabin' Was Conceived By BMW Designers
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Mobile Off-Grid Homes
Mobile Off-Grid Homes
Beatrice Bonzanigo's Concept Design Spans Over a Total of 27 Square Meters
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Slope-Shaped Tiny Dwellings
Slope-Shaped Tiny Dwellings
The 'Intrepide' Tiny Home Has a Sloping Roof for a Streamlined Look
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Whimsically Accented Rooftop Apartments
Whimsically Accented Rooftop Apartments
Vine Architecture Studio's Yellow Staircase is Striking
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Compact Fully Customizable Homes
Compact Fully Customizable Homes
Yves Behar's Prefabricated Accessory Spaces are Flexible
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Skyscraper-Inspired Tiny Homes
Skyscraper-Inspired Tiny Homes
The 'Tiny Tower' Optimizes Vertical Space For Comfortable Living
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Ultra-Compact Plywood-Lined Apartments
Ultra-Compact Plywood-Lined Apartments
Husos Arquitectos Designed a Cozy Dog Owner Micro Flat
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Incredibly Modern Compact Apartments
Incredibly Modern Compact Apartments
ATG Design Infuse This Flat in Bulgaria with Functionality
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Mid-Century-Inspired Mobile Homes
Mid-Century-Inspired Mobile Homes
The Draper RV Encapsulates Luxury in a Compact Space
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Traditional Nordic-Inspired Cabins
Traditional Nordic-Inspired Cabins
The Iglucraft Cabin Comes in a Wide Array of Sizes
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Rugged Minimalist Tiny Homes
Rugged Minimalist Tiny Homes
IIM Interior's Micro Dwelling Boasts an Exterior of Corten Steel
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Micro-Housing Settlements
Micro-Housing Settlements
Architects Offer Shipping Containers for an Informal Settlement in Egypt
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Sustainable Off-Grid Tiny Homes
Sustainable Off-Grid Tiny Homes
Gray Organschi Architecture Collaborates with Yale Researchers
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Scaled-Down Farmhouse Homes
Scaled-Down Farmhouse Homes
The Frontier Tiny Homes 'Orchid' is a Mini Version of a Classic Design
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Two-Level Tiny Homes
Two-Level Tiny Homes
The Tiny Heirloom Signature Series 'Goose' House is Built on a Trailer
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Tiny Home-Inspired Apartments
Tiny Home-Inspired Apartments
This Apartment by tsai design is Just 35-Square-Meters in Size
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Highly Sustainable Compact Homes
Highly Sustainable Compact Homes
Estúdio 41 Builds an Adorable, Eco-Conscious House in Brazil
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Extremely Compact Micro Flats
Extremely Compact Micro Flats
A Little Design's Project in Taipei Covers 17.6 Square Meters
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Pointy Mountain Treehouses
Pointy Mountain Treehouses
Peter Pichler Architecture's Design Entertains Modern Sensibilities
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Modular Floating Prefabricated Homes
Modular Floating Prefabricated Homes
Kodasema's Floating Residence is Quite Convenience-Focused
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Customizable Tiny Homes
Customizable Tiny Homes
The True Studio Tiny Home Features an Ecological Incinerating Toilet
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Multifunctional Eco BBQ Cabins
Multifunctional Eco BBQ Cabins
The 'FLEXSE' Scandinavian Grill House is Cozy and All-Season
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Elegantly Converted Bus Homes
Elegantly Converted Bus Homes
This Converted School Bus House Offers Space for a Family of Three
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Backyard Micro-Building Offices
Backyard Micro-Building Offices
The Lighthouse Office Offers a Cozy, Dedicated Space for Work
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Prefab Italian Micro Cabins
Prefab Italian Micro Cabins
The 'NO.MADE' Cabin Can be Placed Anywhere as a Tiny Home
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