10 UNIQUE SMALL HOMES and SHELTERS for Living, Relaxing, and Work
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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
below what you found to be the most interesting and why. Also, if you haven’t done so yet, make sure to hit the bell notification next to the subscribe
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  • Taps fan

    I'm a little confused… You said the Ecopod (#2) had some orders to be delivered to a few countries which seemed to include the EU. The EU is NOT a country, no matter how hard it's trying to take over Europe. So I'm assuming it would be delivered to the EU organization in perhaps Brussels?? This is a rather important distinction. Thanks.

  • Catherine Bronte

    These are truly wonderful creations. Mankind is able to manufacture a home for the people who are homeless due to so many reasons. But in the end it will always come down to one thing. Money. The prices one these things are ridiculous. The people who need them the most will never get them. So much for progress.

  • Drew Randall

    Is it just me, or are many of these homes a little too into having glass everywhere? The views are nice, but they too much on being in a secluded area.

  • leos rule

    I thought the 3D printed house would be the most expensive. But it was the last one shown as well as the least expensive yet most beautiful one!!!
    Amazing.
    At that cost there could be homes for every homeless person on this planet.!!!
    I could also see it saving millions – if not billions- in military costs (cheaper than the tents they use).

  • badnews

    I have long been a fan of smaller self reliant or sustainable living structures. Perhaps it is a hold over from my youth. My brother and I were fortunate enough to be raised on a a couple of acre spread that had many large deciduous trees, Willow, Oak, Maple etc. thus we were constantly constructing tree houses. I assume this is were my fascination with tiny living began. After high school and before University, I was fortunate enough to spend two years living and working as the caretaker of a very small, yet original, log cabin built by CN rail at the turn of the 20th century in Banff National Park, Canada. The structure was roughly 250 square foot in size, and sat right on the Bow River. I had both a wood stove and was also tied into the grid. I used the stove for cooking and also as a source of heat. However, as Banff is designated a National Park, I was not able to simply chop down any tree I wanted. Thus, I would be supplied with cords of wood a few times a year.. Anyway, I want to return to this style of living thus I have been looking around at new structures that would work in the cold climate of Canada with our harsh and long winter months. I must say, I am just blown away by the prices people are asking for the structures on your list here. It seems that the whole concept of "Tiny Living" has been co-opted by companies with slick marketing campaigns which are directly targeted at the wealthy few who can afford to drop over 100k on a small egg shaped trailer to pull behind their Range Rover – absolute insanity! or perhaps 70k USD for 160 square ft tiny home on wheels? At these prices the whole concept and the original purpose behind the idea of tiny living has been lost somewhere in the equation. It seems to have become, a "trendy" alternative lifestyle dreamed up by Madison Avenue. It has almost become solely for the affluent few who can afford to experiment with different types of living experiences when it originally was for those who simply wanted to live off the grid and did not have the excess income stream to outfit their homes with stackable washer/dryer and fully furnished kitchens, complete with matching brushed stainless steel appliances!
    I would like to see the focus return to the original idea of affordable living solutions with a small footprint, period.
    …There are so many tiny home companies springing up who have, as their number one goal, that of profit margin and nothing else. The idea has been distorted and co-opted by capitalists. It is now how can we build the most inexpensive home which will bring us the biggest return on our dollar! Another example of good ideas being corrupted by materialistic greed, something us original tiny home dwellers were originally trying so hard to escape….now people are mortgaging their tiny homes – it is absolutely ridiculous! isn't that exactly why the movement started, to escape the trap of debt and free up more time for travel and enjoying life rather than just being another cog in the wheel of the big machine,………Folks, don't become simple prey for the marketer and materialists – simply come up with your own design. Then assemble the materials necessary for the job, and if you need some help here and there, hire a young third year apprentice carpenter of electrician for twenty bucks an hour to get you through the more difficult stages of your project. You will be much more satisfied in the end and you also will have a lot more in your pocket when the job is done! Don't be a sucker!

  • Roxy Ranger

    Just skip the plug at the end and you’ll do better.
    The only place I wanna see is my own own off grid place! No other!

  • Chaz Buck

    I built a container home for $467,000. Everything is gold and platinum. The Arabs are buying them for their children and exotic pets to play in. My friend asked me to install container homes on his Ferris wheel in this kids theme park. The estimated final cost should be 1.6 million dollars. He told me his oil wells crank out that amount ever 25 minutes so he wants more expensive options. Container companies are raising their price as I write to ready for the Arabs new container fetish. It is estimated used containers could run $75,000 each in 2019. 🙂

  • Trust nobody Trustsnuthin

    Excellent love to live in one as long I have shower,toilet,warmth stove water and power good bye 👋 people me and my dog are enough

  • Char Leverette

    Love the "airship"! It is just so cool with all the light and the portholes. The 3D house is my second choice.

  • An Ombre Rose

    #1, the 3D House is stunningly beautiful, simple, aesthetically pleasing, and very affordable.
    It looks great for single people, couple, could be put on a platform for mobility, used where people work til they start building a family, then go in the backyard for many purposes, or be built onto with simple dog run porches.
    For a price cheaper than a new roof on a standard home, it looks a MARVELOUS mother-in-law suite. So many options, both in Design, and in Functionality, and purposing. AWESOME!

  • Lili Chirillo

    These are great ideas. We need to get away from excessive square footage. Love the idea of setting up living where you want.

  • Tanya Pineda

    Brilliant! They are all awesome & I hope Jpods.com solar transportation networks connect them all in the near future!

  • Story Teller

    I love the concept of "tiny homes". But to be honest tiny is generally too tiny for me. I need a bare minimum of 1000 square ft of living space. I guess that's still considered tiny by some but falls out of the tiny home concept by purists. Very cool ideas though. And its a shame that most of these are not available in the states.

  • Deborah Seagraves

    That is some awesome homes. I think they need to be much bigger for family’s with a full workable kitchen full bath and more bedrooms.To small of living space even for the poor they are humans not animals even farm animals get barn living space than what I have seen in these tinny homes.

  • Juliette Rogers

    Looking for “trailorable” homes without having to arrange/schedule folding&transport. What vehicle do I need? How much weight is each one to know what vehicle to get. Kitchen & bathroom facilities?

  • Feynman Was A Genius

    :/ Global warming is a real issue yet all I ever see are companies trying to make lots of money from it. Those ecoshelters are 90k USD. Why? Its tiny, and people create solar powered van conversions to covert living spaces for a tiny fraction of the price.

  • Fern The Camper

    I love watching these and I must admit I drooled over the ICamp. But… I do think they are too tech heavy (though the wow factor initially is great!) for someone like me. Thanks for showing us all this eye'camp'candy 🙂

  • Jose Martinez

    Lovely. Thanks for sharing. This is great for someone looking for the re-shaping of their lives. Just like me 🙂

  • Bert Coates

    They forgot the $750,000 " Street House " made of Eco friendly cardboard and built by the Seattle bums and drunks.

  • G9 9g

    this Is my Idea.
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  • Steve Blanck

    no. 4 reminded me of Quanset huts! No 3 will probably take a semi to move and you can get a motor home for that price.

  • Teresa Fields-Pena

    Love it but honestly wayyyy to expensive for me most of them , you could buy a house for some of the prices , is it possible to see some at near to nothing prices lol seriously lets see a video that most can afford God bless you all at Minds Eye Design

  • Flirri

    Is it wrong that I thought about Jeannie's bottle from I Dream of Jeannie when I saw the shape and the interior of the Archipod?

  • Annie Carroll

    I enjoyed the video and the innovations displayed in the structures. I would like to see more of the #1 tiny house. Thank you

  • Drew Larsson

    Well number 7 is my favorite however I would like to know more about it and every time I Google a video for it it has some kind of goofy music or some robot voice trying to explain it it's frustrating to say the least

  • lydia simbi

    I am interested in the 3d House. With high cost of living in my country, shortage of housing has seen people living in carton boxes and polythene shelters. Affordable housing becomes a priority. Please assist me in getting in contact with this organisation.

  • Todd Hallahan

    My husband and I love the airship 2. Our dream would be a 3 level airship solar powered house boat with the master bedroom and other sleeping area on the lowest level. We will wonder about how much that will cost.

  • jen fox-venti

    7 is my favorite. So many windows providing great views of your surroundings, making you feel at one with your environment. Roomy too.

  • handyman

    the original purpose behind tiny homes was supposed to be an affordable alternative to traditional housing. most of what was shown here pretty much destroys that narrative. 92 grand for something you have to step outside just to turn around for? that's nothing but a waste, and it really defeats the purpose.

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