28 Jul '16, 5am

This tin home is designed to protect dwellers from the elements! #greenintersects

This tin home is designed to protect dwellers from the elements! #greenintersects

The aptly named Tinhouse designed by Rural Design Architects and built on the picturesque Isle of Skye is a great example of sustainable architecture done right. The façade is clad in tin to protect against the elements, while most of the other materials used to construct the house were either recycled or repurposed. The home measures about 700 square feet and stands in stark contrast to the traditional crofthouses dotting the landscape in the area, yet still blends in with its surroundings almost seamlessly. The home features a single bedroom, a kitchen, bathroom and a living area. It was built using recycled wood, and even most of the interior furnishings were made from recycled or repurposed materials. While it doesn’t feature many windows, the interior is nevertheless quite cozy and modern. They did cut a long narrow window into the north side of the home, which offers...

Full article: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2016/07/tin-house-protects-aga...

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