This “Swiss Army Knife” Tiny House Is Just 96 Square Feet
If you and your belongings plan on co-existing peacefully inside the tiny home of your dreams, it’s absolutely pertinent to come up with a game plan that will permanently reduce clutter. Although that sounds like an impossible feat to pull off inside a dwelling that’s intentionally skimpy on square footage, Italian engineer and architect Leonardo Di Chiara’s aVOID tiny home proves that it can certainly be done and in the most stylish way.
Touted as the first tiny house to be completely designed and manufactured in Italy, the 96-square-foot aVOID is the result of a collaboration between Di Chiara and Tinyhouse University. The most impressive feature about aVOID is its sleek, minimalistic approach to storage options: Everything in the tiny home on wheels is neatly hidden inside the structure’s walls – including the bed, the kitchenette, a dining table, and the ladder that leads up to the rooftop deck.
The home’s exterior is made of painted wood; timber panels line the interior. When the collapsible modules are tucked out of sight, the interior is an empty white space, but once opened up, the individual storage areas expose the natural wood paneling that takes the home’s appearance from that of a cold impersonal unit to a chic, modern residence with a surprisingly inviting feel.
Chiara’s website breaks down the various inspirations behind the aVOID homes, which goes far beyond their obvious sustainable qualities:
The objective of the project is the field testing of the mobile ‘tiny house’ typology, the industrialization of its construction process and raising social awareness of new housing policies such as the creation of urban migratory neighborhoods.
Interested minimalists and de-cluttering experts alike will have the chance to see aVOID up close and personal when the home embarks upon a tour of Italy in April 2018.