Small Passive House On Wheels Designed To Withstand Earthquakes

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This small home on wheels is smart, modern, incorporates passive house principles and was even designed to withstand earthquakes! For those who love the idea of getting into an affordable home but are afraid that a Tiny House on wheels would be too small, this may be the ideal solution.

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It’s this idea of the small and affordable “starter home” that led Paul Hennessy of Park Homes in Christchurch, New Zealand to build this ultra-modern 43 x 10 feet small home on wheels according to Passive House principles — super-insulating it as well as ensuring excellent heat recovery ventilation.

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Bryce of Living Big in A Tiny House gets a tour of this attractive small home.From the outside, the home’s jet black exterior is modern and striking. Inside, the theme is continued with it’s open, light and clean design.

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This house has been constructed using structurally insulated panels, which is becoming more popular due to their inherent strength, high insulation value and the convenience of construction. The use of SIP’s in this home is similar to a house we have previously featured on this site.

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Although owner / builder Paul Hennessey is responsible for the practical elements of this build, all credits for the interior design are given to his wife Pascale who has done an inspiring job of turning this cleverly designed house into a beautiful and comfortable home for the couple.

This home features a large double bedroom, a single bedroom (or office space), open plan living and kitchen area, a large bathroom with integrated laundry, large french doors, eco panel heating, and a world class heat recovery ventilation system. The cladding is matt black ACM panelling, to give a sleek look that reflects the Cantabrian sunsets.

Double and triple modular homes were born out of this concept home. The improved version of this design has now been created for Park Homies from Invercargill to Ashburton.

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