Yves Béhar Designs a Line of High-Quality Prefabs Called LivingHomes YB1

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/yves-behar-designs-a-line-of-high-quality-prefabs-called-livinghomes-yb1/yves-behar-livinghomes-yb1-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/11/Yves-Behar-LivingHomes-YB1-1-810x421.jpg" alt="Yves Béhar Designs a Line of High-Quality Prefabs Called LivingHomes YB1" /></a>
                                Tiny home options continue to grow in popularity thanks to high housing costs and lack of space for new ones to be built. California especially falls into this category causing great interest in building Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to rent out for extra income or for aging parents, adult children, students, or someone just starting out. Thanks to updates to California&#8217;s housing laws, new design ideas are popping up, including a collaboration between Swiss designer <a href="https://fuseproject.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Yves Béhar</a> and <a href="https://www.plantprefab.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Plant Prefab</a> that&#8217;s bringing <a href="https://www.plantprefab.com/models/15"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">LivingHomes YB1</a> to life. LivingHomes YB1 was recently unveiled at the Summit festival in Los Angeles displaying an example of high-quality, design-focused prefab and what&#8217;s possible for the future.
We are incredibly excited to partner with Yves Béhar on his first home product for a really critical, fast growing segment in housing: ADUs/Tiny Homes. Yves is one of the top designers in the world and the YB1, the
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Grimshaw Designs a Tiny Home That’s Affordable, Sustainable, and Relocatable

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/grimshaw-designs-a-tiny-home-thats-affordable-sustainable-and-relocatable/grimshaw-nestd-tiny-house-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/09/Grimshaw-Nestd-tiny-house-1-810x680.jpg" alt="Grimshaw Designs a Tiny Home That&#8217;s Affordable, Sustainable, and Relocatable" /></a>
                                <a href="https://grimshaw.global/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Grimshaw</a> recently went small for a very good cause – preventing youth homelessness. The architecture practice designed its first tiny home for <a href="https://nestdhomes.com.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Nestd<img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" /></a>, a charitable organization of <a href="https://www.kuc.org.au/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Kids Under Cover</a> that supports homeless youth in Australia. <a href="https://grimshaw.global/projects/the-peak/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Peak</a>, which spans 32.5-square-meters, is one of three tiny homes available and the prefab unit was designed to be affordable, sustainable, and able to move to a new location, all while containing everything one would need in a modern home.
The single-story house feels much larger thanks to a double-height corner entrance that’s outfitted with large windows that let in lots of natural light. The exterior is clad in dark metal wall cladding and sustainably sourced timber LVL which offers a classic modern contrast. Inside, the surfaces are clad in a natural finished wood for a warm, timeless finish. A cube-like structure houses a kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bedroom, and seating
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Behind The Design 004: Titan Two by F9 Productions

Project Name
Titan Two

Project Location
Longmont, Colorado

Firm Name
F9 Productions

Architect’s Name
Alex Gore and Lance Cayko

Front Range Structural Engineering

Firm Address
703 3rd Ave. Suite 101, Longmont, CO

Website URL

Instagram Account

Photography Credit
Josh Kern

What was the marketing strategy behind acquiring this project? If its a development project, what is the marketing strategy to sell it?
Our firm built the Atlas Tiny House project with our own money. It was featured on HGTV. The people who wanted us to build this project saw the show, were local and liked what we were doing.

Do you have a formal sales process that you follow to “close the sale” and complete the agreement transaction? Describe.
The biggest two things are getting contracts over to the client quickly and following up with them frequently.

Do you have a regular business development process (pipeline)

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Plús Hús Is a 320-Square-Foot Flat-Packed Home by Minarc

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/plus-hus-is-a-320-square-foot-flat-packed-home-by-minarc/minarc-plus-hus-micro-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/06/Minarc-Plus-Hus-micro-1-810x534.jpg" alt="Plús Hús Is a 320-Square-Foot Flat-Packed Home by Minarc" /></a>
                                <a href="http://minarc.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Minarc</a> has thrown their hat into the ring with their answer to California&#8217;s housing crisis – the <a href="http://www.theplushus.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Plús Hús</a>, which is Icelandic for &#8220;plus house&#8221;. State regulations on ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units), or &#8220;Granny flats&#8221;, have been loosened, meaning tiny houses can exist, which sent LA architectural firm Minarc to the drawing board. Their 16&#8242; x 20&#8242; structures are detached private units that are completely customizable allowing the buyer to use them for personal use or to turn into a rental. The Icelandic-inspired homes come flat-packed helping to reduce the cost of your future home office, guest house, rental apartment, yoga studio, or artist space.
The designers behind Minarc are Icelandic who bring their native country’s minimalist ideals to the forefront of their designs. The efficient structures are built using mnmMOD, a sustainable no-wood prefab panel system that’s built with 30% recycled material and are energy efficient. Each
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Live That Luxe Life in a Shipping Container from Cocoon Modules

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/live-that-luxe-life-in-a-shipping-container-from-cocoon-modules/cocoon-modules-coco-mat-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Cocoon-Modules-COCO-MAT-1-810x540.jpg" alt="Live That Luxe Life in a Shipping Container from Cocoon Modules" /></a>
                                Not everyone can turn a shipping container into a place someone would actually like to live but Athens, Greece based <a href="http://www.cocoonmodules.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Cocoon Modules</a> has partnered up with natural mattress brand <a href="https://www.coco-mat.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">COCO-MAT</a> to change that. The container architecture startup takes old shipping containers and creates ideal modern dwellings for nomads, emergency housing, or people looking for a weekend home.
Their idea is to design units that are modular and can be moved if need be, while being outfitted with everything needed when the keys are handed over. Each unit only takes 6 weeks to complete before being delivered to its location making it a much more affordable option than other prefabs. They’re able to keep manufacturing costs up to 50% lower than conventional construction methods. Inside, the unit houses everything one would find in a regular sized home or apartment with plenty of storage and beautiful wood finishes. The large sliding glass
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Best Architecture Posts of 2017

                                There&#8217;s something about getting to look inside other people&#8217;s homes to get a glimpse as to how and where they live. We scoured the world to document the best modern <a href="https://design-milk.com/category/architecture/"  rel="nofollow" data-wpel-link="internal">architecture</a> we could find, from tiny homes to villas, we covered it all and now we&#8217;re looking back at the most popular from 2017.
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-architecture-posts-of-2017/a-lentil-design-lovely-tiny-space-111111/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/A-Lentil-Design-Lovely-Tiny-Space-111111-810x540.jpg" alt="Best Architecture Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/a-tiny-taipei-apartment-for-a-couple-and-their-cat/"  rel="nofollow" data-wpel-link="internal">A Tiny Taipei Apartment for a Couple and Their Cat</a><br />
For a couple and their cat, A Lentil Design dramatically renovated their Taipei apartment to become a happy space to enjoy each other’s company.
  1. A Ukrainian Family Apartment Interspersed with Japanese Minimalism
    Designed for a family, architect Sergey Makhno created the Wabi Sabi Apartment by merging elements of Ukrainian design with Japanese minimalism.
  1. A Jaw-Dropping, Triangular-Shaped House in Melbourne
    OOF! Architecture turned a rundown Victorian weatherboard cottage into a jaw-dropping compact home on a tiny triangular lot in Melbourne.
  1. A Sustainable House
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ESCAPE Homes Unveils a 276-Square-Foot Tiny Home on Wheels

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/escape-homes-unveils-a-276-square-foot-tiny-home-on-wheels/escape-homes-escape-one-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/04/ESCAPE-Homes-ESCAPE-One-1-810x540.jpg" alt="ESCAPE Homes Unveils a 276-Square-Foot Tiny Home on Wheels" /></a>
                                Whether it&#8217;s to save money or to simplify a lifestyle, more and more people are going small. Luckily there&#8217;s been a rise in tiny home design to meet the demand for it, which has resulted in some really cool and compact living situations that might just make you give up some square footage. <a href="http://www.escapetraveler.net/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ESCAPE Homes</a> had a <a href="http://design-milk.com/269-square-foot-cottage-wheels/"  rel="noopener noreferrer" data-wpel-link="internal">&#8220;prairie style&#8221; cottage</a> that we liked before and now they&#8217;ve unveiled one that&#8217;s a little more scaled back than its predecessor but it&#8217;s equally exciting. <a href="http://www.escapetraveler.net/model-one" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">ESCAPE One</a> is a 276-square-foot tiny house on wheels with a rustic yet minimalist interior that can easily sleep four people.
Inside, there’s a simple pine kitchen with an under-the-counter fridge, hidden sink, and stove with shelving above. A large window allows plenty of light to enter the space while giving the interior a more expansive feel. Stairs lead to the sleeping loft and hide a closet
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Getaway: Tiny Houses in the Woods You Can Rent

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/getaway-tiny-houses-in-the-woods-you-can-rent/getaway-1-the-pine-lodge-isidore/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://2.design-milk.com/images/2017/01/Getaway-1-The-Pine-Lodge-Isidore-810x745.jpg" alt="Getaway: Tiny Houses in the Woods You Can Rent" /></a>
                                The tiny house movement continues to grow as people attempt to downsize their lives and add a bit more freedom back by avoiding high cost mortgages and lots of material possessions. Maybe jumping on the tiny house train is a little scary for you without having tried it out but <a href="https://getaway.house/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Getaway</a> is aiming to change that. The venture-backed startup builds tiny houses, places them on rural plots of land, and then rents them out to those looking for a break or wanting to give them a try. So far, they&#8217;ve got houses up and running outside <a href="https://getaway.house/bookingnewyork/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">New York</a> and <a href="https://getaway.house/bookingnewyork/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Boston</a> with hopefully more to come. If the idea intrigues you, catch Getaway on tonight&#8217;s episode of <a href="http://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Shark Tank</a> at 9/8c. In the meantime, check out some of their current accommodations.
New York houses

The Pine Lodge (Isidore) \\\ Photo by Roderick Aichinger

The Pine Lodge (Isidore) \\\ Photo by Roderick Aichinger

These Tiny Homes Let You Try Before You Buy

cdbbf5_8d60c8b693184377aaf1ff96ede830b4 < p style="vertical-align: baseline; margin: 0in 0in 21.0pt 0in;">Have you been thinking about a tiny home, but not sure if you’re ready to make the leap? Now you can try your hand at living in a tiny home before you commit to this lifestyle change. Escape Homesa company based out of Wisconsin, lets you rent tiny homes for an evening, or up to several days, to see if it’s the right fit for you. 151004_travelerxl_hi_1014 They offer their service in several locations around the United States: you can spend a few days in the relaxing wilderness of Oregon or in the bustling center of Charlotte, North Carolina. Some units offer transportation so that you can choose your temporary backyard while you test the house. While the homes are compact, the amenities are quite comfortable: many models come with a wet bar and full bath. If you do decide to make the switch, your custom built home can be
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This 10-Foot-Wide New Orleans Concept Home Aims to Fix Gentrification

Like many rapidly gentrifying urban areas, New Orleans is facing a crisis: In a city where lots of people want to live, where do you find space for single-family starter homes? Fortunately, with crisis comes opportunity. Hundreds of unclaimed and unwanted odd lots end up between, behind and adjacent to existing and new construction. These lots, previously deemed too awkwardly shaped for anything but weeds, are being put to use in an innovative way by narrow, tall and surprisingly beautiful Starter Home* concept houses, developed by architecture firm OJT. OJT 9 While only 10 feet wide, this Starter Home* makes good use of the neighborhood’s zoning laws with a sweeping 40-foot-high roofline tall enough to accommodate two bedrooms and three floors. Clean interior finishes such as hardwood and polished concrete work with floor-to-ceiling windows to invite light into the home, giving the space an expansive feel despite its narrow footprint. French doors open onto
OJT 11
OJT 10
OJT 12
East Elevation
West Elevation
East Elevation
OJT 17
OJT 24
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Sustainable Family Dream Crib: The Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson

Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson
This Tiny House is where designer Jessica Helgerson and her family have been living for the last several years. It sits on a five-acre property on Sauvie Island, an agricultural island on the Columbia River 15 minutes north of Portland, Oregon, USA. The house is an interesting experiment in reduction and reuse not only because it is only 540 square feet or because it was remodeled using nearly exclusively reclaimed materials, but because the building itself is now being recycled for the fourth time. The layout of the project creatively optimizes the available space: a great room houses the kitchen, dining room and living room with large, comfortable, built in sofas that double as twin beds for guests.
Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson
The ceiling was opened up in the main space, but the bathroom and bedroom have lower ceilings to accommodate the parent’s sleeping loft above, accessible by a walnut ladder. The children’s room
Tiny House
Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson
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Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson
Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson - Featured in Martha Stewart Living
Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson
Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson
Tiny House by Jessica Helgerson
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