19. Tiny House Project
Instead of going into debt and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on a house, web designer Alek Lisefski decided to build himself a modest home for a $30,000 budget. He wound up constructing an 8’x12′ mobile home for him, his girlfriend (Anjali), and their dog (Anya). It was built atop a trailer in Iowa and moved across the country, settling in California. The cozy space is ideal for Alek who says, “Inhabiting such a small space will force me to live in a simpler, more organized and efficient way.”
20. Solar-Powered Group Living
Halo is a 645-square-foot group house designed by Team Sweden, a group of 25 students from Sweden’s Chalmers University. It is a solar-powered house constructed with renewable materials for the group to live an energy-efficient lifestyle. Solar cells line the exterior of the living space, serving both as solar energy absorbing panels and an external roof over the structure.