Tiny Houses

inhabitat.comThrough shows, TV shows, like Tiny House Nation, hipsters and an attempt to tackle homelessness “Tiny Houses” are all the rage.  But, how practical and mobile are mini houses? RoosRos Architects attempts to address this issue by their Petit Place houses.

If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid without giving up contemporary comforts or style, you’ll love Petit Place, a sustainably minded tiny house designed by Dutch architecture firm RoosRos Architects. Created to follow the WikiHouse principle, the Petit Place concept was conceived as an open-source solution that will be available to everyone and easily customizable thanks to its modular design. Powered by solar energy, the tiny home is designed to pop up anywhere and follows sustainable principles from energy self-sufficiency to its use of healthy, natural materials. This self-sufficient tiny house can pop up anywhere | Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

These houses seem like a great find for the homesteader.  After all, it is reasonably mobile and runs on solar energy.  However, it is hard to say without seeing them in real life.

What do you think?