A few weeks ago I profiled Brian Levy’s Micro Showcase in Washington, D.C. which included the Minim THOW design. This stylish tiny house just got even smarter. The first production line of the Minim was purchased by Intel and they’ve created a prototype of their smart tiny house to showcase the Internet of Things Platform.
The 210 square foot smart home in San Francisco explores all the possibilities that the Internet of Things Platform holds for our lives at home. The little house is outfitted with technology demos and use cases that features everything from an exterior camera with face recognition software that opens up the door to owners and approved guests to water leak detectors.
The house is controlled by a tablet (or voice recognition device) and software that controls the lighting and can detect problems in the home that will alert you to call an expert, and will even open the door for said expert when you are away.
While the smart tiny home is currently an experimental lab, the design by Kyle Schuneman still features the great space saving ideas of the original Minim including the bed that hides under the minimalist office and multi-use furniture.