Small wooden house design ideas
Wood is the friendliest construction material, found in abundance and possessing countless qualities. Used since immemorial times, wood is in the era of technology still the material of choice in building homes. In search of tranquility, man finds in wood the shortest way to nature. At the same time, minimalism is the latest trend in raising homes, practical and on low budgets. Here are several ideas of small wooden house design.
New domestic housing in many parts of the world today is commonly of timber-framed construction. In buildings made of other materials, wood is still found as a supporting material, especially in roof construction and interior doors and their frames and exterior cladding. Although plastics and other materials have replaced wood in many applications, the qualities that wood brings cannot be wholly reproduced.
First, it is important we explain that, above all, wooden houses have many advantages over other traditional homes, such as durability, elasticity, efficiency, thermal insulation, fireproof, earthquake resistant, low price and, since it is an ecological material, has many positive effects on the human health. All these qualities fully comply with customer’s growing needs, architects say.
The first example in the small wooden house design ideas is a small one-story house whose simple plan means a cheap and fast construction.
The loft of the house can be used a storage space while an extension of the roof can get the owners extra storage space for the gardening equipment. Inside, further storage space can be created, depending on the customers’ needs, by adjusting the size of the bathroom and pantry.
The second model is a low budget wooden summer cottage which comes in three sizes: 16, 20 and 24 square meters. Its designers say this holiday retreat goes well with people young at heart who want a space of privacy by the lake side. These small houses are also ideal for those seeking to start a holiday village business.
The last example among the small wooden house design ideas is a home for people always on the move. The “fresh start” house is a mobile home fit on a standard trailer. The home has a kitchen, bathroom, sleeping loft and lots of windows for abundant natural light. The home was originally designed by Julie Martin, a New Orleans resident who lost her home in hurricane Katrina.
Sources: Designboom.com, Case-casute.ro, Apicom.ro