Elevate Structure Shaped Like Tree Harvests Rainwater

Elevate Structure Shaped Like Tree Harvests Rainwater

This unique tiny house space known as "Elevate Structure Shaped Like Tree Harvests Rainwater" is just like something out of the forest, and this concept for sustainable housing in tropical places around the world. These tiny homes are a great example of some of the innovative homes that are being built, and designed with the environment in mind.

The Elevate is a 16 foot by 16 foot square foot studio that sits on a 40 square foot pedestal with living walls and solar panels that provide clean air and retain water. This tiny house was inspired by Hawaiis natural beauty, the founders of Elevate, Tiffany and Nathan Toothman set out to create these innovative tiny house structures to help care for the environment and for the people who live there. They used a tree as their inspiration and the walls can hold oxygen producing plants or edibles. The Elevate is prefabbed offsite and can be installed in several weeks, which is quick when it comes to building a home. The foundations are made from micropiles and spot footers that take up less ground space and create less site work. The tiny house structures are permanent, but they can be unbolted from their foundation and transported. You'll want to take a look at all the photos of these modern and environmentally tiny homes.

On the site you will find a more detailed diagram of exactly what this environmentally friendly home is capable of and more information on the entire building and the materials used. The main structure of this tiny house is designed to harvest and store up to 1,500 gallons of rainwater in tanks located in the pedestal foundation. Water is also stored in tanks below the floor joists of the eco friendly tiny house. The Elevate also has solar panels on the roof and between the lush living walls and makes the little home totally off grid. The main living area is 250 square feet of living space and the rooftop space is another 250 square feet, which makes it feel anything but tiny. The largest future Elevate planned is 400 square feet, but the separate units can be combined or connected by a walkway. Tiffany and Nathan envision the tiny structure being used for residential homes, accessory dwelling units, and commercial purposes. The tiny structures will be sold for between $75,000 and $125,000 depending on the amenities included and the interior options.

Downsizing into a tiny house can be a way to save money on heating, taxes, maintenance, building costs, and repair costs. For many people buying a tiny house or building a tiny house, means that they can afford to own their tiny house outright, and in doing that they can afford to do more of the things they enjoy from traveling, pursuing hobbies and passions. A tiny house can serve for many different functions when it comes to tiny house living. A tiny house is a great space to live in while you are building your larger sized home, it won't feel like you're missing out on anything but more space, but with less cleaning and maintenance involved you will most likely reconsider your views on tiny house living after staying in one. A tiny house is also a place that can be built or used as a vacation home, what a great way to save money and have a place to spend holidays and summer vacations in that is affordable and more achievable for many families.

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