Tiny prefab homes are cropping up as efficient alternative to standard homes. The E.D.G.E. is the brainchild of a vibrant Wisconsin partnership between Bill Yudchitz and Revelations Architects/Builders Corporation. The acronym represents Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment and has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects in Wisconsin. As the conversation of Tiny Homes continues to be prevalent among forward thinking design firms and contemporary architects, so to we see a new realm of awards to recognize excellence in this emerging field. This will continue to propel the industry and encourage others to join the thought process and fight for the awareness of more eco-friendly buildings
Stunning designs are composed of beautiful details that come together to create outstanding products. The E.D.G.E design offers design components that make it stand apart from other prefab structures. The tall louvered panels are part of a rain screen technology that can be closed, containing the solar windows to provide insulation to the interior space but also to protect the tiny unit when it's not occupied. With two lofts accessed by full staircases the home is versatile and shows with exquisite charm. Custom made furniture is almost always an essential part of any tiny home and the E.D.G.E. is no different. As an example, in this home the dining room furniture actually doubles as a bed. Transforming small spaces to have more than one use is an integral part of any compact home.
To truly embrace the lifestyle of lessening ones eco footprint you must embrace other practices. This house encourages sustainability by utilizing building features such as rainwater harvesting and geothermal heating and cooling. However, the functional design elements don't stop there, you'll be astonished by the elements that exist to protect our environment.
At 320 square feet, it's small however that doesn't include the two loft spaces which give a playful feeling of being perched in your treehouse as a child. Looking to acquire a home for yourself, the price tag will be somewhere between $60,000 and $150,000 and every penny is money well spent. Embracing a minimalist lifestyle is sure to change your life for the better.
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