Architecture of the Future is Self-Sufficient, Tiny Homes

Tiny House

Tiny homes are all the rage now and for good reason. They encompass all the facets of modern living: sustainability, efficiency, and mobility. One of the best examples is the Wohnwagon, currently being manufactured by an Austrian company. Specifically meant for off-grid living, the Wohnwagon uses sustainable source materials to create a mini-eco home, powered by solar panels and a 6 kWh battery.

Tiny House

The Wohnwagon boasts solar panels and other low-impact living features | image: Wohnwagon

The Wohnwagon can be placed nearly anywhere with sunlight, as it is designed for year long, efficient living. While you can’t utilize this home for energy-intensive activities, it has everything you need to have a basic, comfortable, and environmentally friendly living.

Tiny homes can allow people to live in more diverse places, with little or no impact, while enjoying all the comforts of modern life. The Wohnwagon retails for about $90,000 depending on the features – a very attractive price when compared to home prices across most major global cities. Perhaps I’ll be getting my own Wohnwagon soon.

If you’re not ready to trade your spacious living quarters for a self-sufficient tiny home, you can still keep the idea below in mind when making home improvements or picking your next project.

Nithin is an eecosphere Impact Mill and freelance writer who focuses on cultural, economic, and environmental issues in developing countries with an aim at building channels of communication and collaboration around common challenges. He alternates between a home in California and working on social projects in Africa and Asia.