16 Foot Wide House Maximizes Footprint

16 Foot Wide House Maximizes Footprint

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Trent Johnson
Oct 19, 2011

What to do if you've got a 20 foot wide plot of land and want to build a home on it? Make the most of it! This 16-foot wide home—dubbed "The Shaft"—is a two and a half story structure that makes the best of its tiny footprint. See the interior, after the jump.

The Shaft House is named after its center staircase, which runs through the center of the home, connecting the floors to one another. The interior shaft provides circulation and plenty of central light. The home was also built on a platform of affordability, incorporating as many low-cost strategies into the design process as possible.

To begin with, the cost of the 20 foot plot was far cheaper than larger plots of land. Aluminum siding, untreated wood and recyclable rusted steel were used for the exterior of the house - materials that are long lasting, and will age along with the house.

Read More: In a Pinch: 'Shaft House' at Dornob

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