This Tiny House's Brilliant Feature Lets It Soak Up As Much Sunlight As Possible​

The quirky feature also helps the homeowners save a ton of money.

When it comes to tiny houses, we thought we had seen everything. From the small home that comes with an elevator for a corgi to the solar-powered one that can exist entirely off the grid, not much else could surprise us. That is, until we discovered a tiny house that spins

The geniuses over at Portland-based firm PATH Architecture have developed a tiny residence called '359' that has a very quirky feature: a rotating base that allows the structure to work like a giant Lazy Susan.  The Portland residence got its numeric moniker because it turns a total of 359 degrees. (It's just short of a full 360, to avoid any mix-ups with electricity and water connections.)

The unique design lets the home adapt perfectly to changing seasons; it spins to keep warm in the colder months and cool in the warmer months, to cut down on heating and cooling costs. In other words, it can follow (or avoid) the sun at will. According to the firm, the house is so easy to move, even children can do it—as seen in the video below. (Though whether or not you want your kids rotating your home at will is up for debate.)

Unlike other tiny houses, this 144-square foot abode is 12' x 12'.  This allows it to have higher ceilings and two levels, with the bedroom on the second floor and the living room, kitchen, and bathroom on the first. 

To watch a video please go to: http://www.housebeautiful.com/design-inspiration/house-tours/a6283/path-architecture-359-house/

 

Source: House Beautiful, 5/20/2016

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