One Night House

A ‘one-night’ house for America

Ian one of the Tiny House Blog readers brought this news story to my attention.

This is neat and affordable housing project inspired by an old Welsh tradition that is being prepared for shipping to a prestigious festival in the United States.

From the BBC News: The Ty Unnos scheme – literally “house in one night” – hopes to provide wood-frame starter homes.

Its backers, the woodland charity Coed Cymru, have been invited to show a design at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC.

Historically, a ty unnos was a Welsh tradition based on the belief that if you could erect a property with four walls, and have smoke coming from a chimney between sunset and sunrise, you could take ownership of that land.

David Jenkins, Coed Cymru director, said their project used cutting edge technology to provide a low-cost wooden home that refuses to compromise on quality.

“It’s just about as state-of-the art as you could get,” insisted the director.
The project utilises Welsh spruce beams to form frames and stud walls, which is then manufactured by Oswestry company Elements Europe.

Read the complete article at the BBC News Site.

Photo Credit BBC News

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Daniel - April 17, 2009 Reply

Sounds like a nice tradition. Looks like a good idea to get a basic livable structure up as quickly as possible, then work on the fine details over time.


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