Monday, 20 December 2010

Micro Compact House

Welcome to the Micro Compact Home
The best small house with all of tis benefits you can get :

No furniture required, The m-ch's space-saving interior includes:
1. Fire alarm and smoke detectors
2.Sliding table that seats up to five people
3. Two 7.5-foot-long Double Beds (a bunk above the dining table and a slide-out at floor level)
4. Shelves and drawers for storing clothes, bedding, cleaning supplies and, equipment, and so on
5. Control panel operates all electrical systems: heating, air-conditioning, TV, CD player, and LED lighting
6. Bathroom with a sliding screen that separates the toilet and the shower, plus a drying area for clothes and shoes
7. Kitchen equipped with a microwave, fridge/freezer, sink, waste unit, and double-level work surface.

More aesthetic than ascetic, the micro compact home may be smaller than an SUV, but it packs a lot more utility.

The m-ch, for short, is a 76-square-foot domicile designed by Technical University of Munich professor Richard Horden to meet the growing demand for short-stay living.

And this isn't just a dressed-up shack; the m-ch is the BMW of small homes. For $96,000 a cube (including delivery and installation anywhere in Europe), owners get a fully integrated interior teched out with everything from a flatscreen TV to a dining room table that seats five. In the future, solar panels and a roof-mounted horizontal-axis wind turbine generating 2,200 kilowatts of power a year will make m-ch models self-sustaining.

The aluminum-clad abode has a Le Corbusier sheen, but really, the m-ch is all about the inside. "It's for people who like interiors," Horden says. "You come into contact with all surfaces in the structure — similar to what you experience in a car or an aircraft."

Since late 2005, TUM students and staff have lived in the first mini-home hamlet of seven m-chs, and a 16-unit village is being developed for a site near Vienna, Austria. "There's no reason to have all that space anymore," says Gregory Paul Johnson, director of the Small House Society, an Iowa-based advocacy group. "For one thing, all your media collections can fit into an iPod now."

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