My friend Michael Janzen from Tiny House Designs has been playing with some new ideas of homes being built of adobe. Here is his smallest of the last three he has been working on. It is a small home on a foundation. Here are more of the details:
This third home is only 376 square feet (320 usable) and should be easy to build. Like the first designs – I’m doing these just for fun and thought my readers would like a look.
It’s a simple rectangular building with a shed roof – like so many tiny houses on wheels. But this one would be made of adobe and built on a permanent foundation.
One the lower level is has a living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry and a closet. The loft has space for a queen or king size bed and some cabinets.
The 540 square foot roof would collect about 4,300 gallons of water each year in Taos, NM – which gets 13-inches of annual rainfall. The water storage tank capacity shown in the drawings is 9,000 gallons.
Heat would come from radiant floor heat and a wood stove. The floor is polished concrete.
See more photos and the original post from Michael HERE