For many of us, 20 m2 is the space we would expect a single room in our house to occupy. There are a few, however, who only need this much space for their entire home: the concept of tiny houses is getting bigger on the global housing market. The guiding principle is simple: living in the smallest of spaces allows life to be lived to the fullest.
If you’re considering a tiny house, you’ll only need between 10 and 55 m2 in which to fit everything.
But in no way does this reduce the level of comfort or quality of living. On the contrary, this minimalistic approach promotes careful and considerate spatial planning. In these compact, single-room houses, every square metre is optimised to contain all that is truly essential for life. The need to live more simply is often associated with a desire for freedom, to live in better harmony with nature; these scaled-down, transportable tiny houses also have the added benefit of reducing building, energy, water and land costs.
But that's not enough: taking a stand against the traditional, conventional house with a gabled roof, tiny houses offer limitless possibilities in terms of design, construction and materials.
Tiny houses can be log cabins or cubist, steel or wooden framed.
The walls and roofs of these tiny houses are easily brought to life with EGGER's DHF
and OSB 3
boards – take for example the sustainable 2-person-household living concept "LISI – living inspired by sustainable innovation