How to Build a House on Steep Terrain with Limited Space and a Modest Budget

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How to Build a House on Steep Terrain with Limited Space and a Modest Budget

This tiny house simply known as "Blackpool House," was designed for a couple who wanted a tiny house that was at home in the tree canopy of their lushly vegetated property on Waiheke Island in New Zealand. This tiny house fits in perfectly with it's surroundings, with very little environmental impact on the area.

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Others factors that the Glamuzina Paterson Architects had to think about were the steep topography of the site, the clients’ modest sized budget, and fitting the tiny house into the existing trees. Given the property's lack of flat building space, it made sense to build a vertical oriented house with a small footprint on the property. Also the tiny house is a split level design so the floors can step down with the slope. A double height living room is at the lowest level with the eat in kitchen a few steps above. Up another half flight of stairs there is the entry up to a mezzanine loft overlooking the living room. From there the stairs turn and go up to the bedroom and bathroom at the top of the house. The four levels add up to872 square feet of floor space.

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The tiny house movement also known as the tiny house movement, is a famous description for the architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes. In the United States the average size of new single family homes grew from 1,780 square feet in 1978 to 2,479 square feet in 2007, and to 2,662 square feet in 2013, despite a decrease in the actual size of the average family. Reasons for this include increased material wealth and prestige. The tiny house movement is a return to houses of less than 1,000 square feet. Frequently the distinction is made between small between 400 square feet and 1,000 square feet, and tiny houses that are less than 400 square feet, with some houses as small as 80 square feet. Downsizing to a tiny house is a great way to do away with large mortgages, hydro bills and all the stuff that goes into a large house, and a way to live a more sustainable lifestyle.