Take a closer look at this one-of-a-kind small house design with a living roof. Biophilic design, a phrase that refers to the relationship between your constructed environment and the living world around you, is used in the tiny house. It alludes to your natural affinity for nature, the biosphere, and living systems. This tiny house design incorporates biophilic design and natural building features to create a home that is attractive, natural, and healthy to live in, demonstrating that a tiny house may have a significant positive influence.
Regenerative architecture design has the potential to have a positive impact on the environment. It is also believed that good architectural design can help solve many of the world’s problems, and that living structures can be created that are not only healthy for humans and help to improve lives, but also improve and enhance the living world through regenerative architecture, biophilic design, and biomimicry. It’s inspiring to see this tiny house that includes so many of these concepts.
Take a look at the video tour, where the tiny house owner, Walker, mentions that the Living Building Challenge was a guiding principle in the creation of the tiny home. According to the living building challenge, a structure should act like a flower, anchored in its surroundings. It should restore a healthy relationship with nature, collect and treat water, be net energy positive using solar energy, foster a healthy human environment both mentally and physically, use building materials safely, support a just and equitable world, and be beautiful and uplifting to the human spirit.
While these ideals may appear lofty, they are excellent goals to strive towards, and it’s great to see so many of them implemented in this tiny house, from the use of reclaimed materials to natural building components like the living roof. A living roof is a very ambitious feature to add in a tiny house on wheels, and while it has only been planted for a short time, it appears to be a successful experiment thus far. It will be fascinating to return to this house in the future and observe how this feature holds up over time.
This Tiny House was featured in Living Big in a Tiny House tv show.