Inside a Handsome Tiny House With Solar Shingles -- and lots of plastic

#1
http://www.curbed.com/2016/7/15/12201574...ls-plastic

EXCERPT: While most tiny houses seem to be made from wood, one tiny house that’s been traveling around the country is constructed of something a bit more unexpected: plastic. Built as part of the American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Make It Possible campaign—which hopes to show the innovative and positive aspects of an oft-maligned material—the 170-square-foot tiny house is a custom design by Zach Giffin, co-host of the FYI Network show Tiny House Nation. Completed last year in Boulder, Colorado for about $50,000, the structure wants to prove that plastics and recycled plastics can be incorporated into pretty much every component of a tiny house, and with energy-efficient results....
Reply
#2
I maybe could benefit these days from my house being made of plastic, seeing how decayed wood could be the cause of present deterioration problems.  Plastic generally not being as stiff as wood might need some consideration, however, if sagging is to be avoided.  Also, plastic when made stiff tends toward the brittle side.
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  “House Inside a Rock” Concept Merges Ancient Tombs With Minimal Architecture C C 2 107 May 17, 2019 12:57 AM
Last Post: C C
  Engineering a plastic-eating enzyme C C 0 175 Apr 17, 2018 05:51 PM
Last Post: C C
  5 weird materials that could replace plastic C C 0 156 Jun 19, 2017 06:54 PM
Last Post: C C
  Free tiny house for homeless veterans + House around a tree + 10 books for engineers C C 0 205 Mar 17, 2017 07:03 AM
Last Post: C C
  Ancient device too advanced to be real + Eco cat furniture + Spacious/open tiny house C C 0 291 Jul 27, 2016 02:14 AM
Last Post: C C
  Musk's city on Mars + The Green Toilet (non-superhero) + Tiny house trend="big lie"? C C 1 393 Jan 13, 2016 08:44 PM
Last Post: elte
  "Back to the Future" Never Predicted This Kickass Solar House C C 0 384 Oct 22, 2015 06:28 PM
Last Post: C C
  Tiny House Updates: Mini-gem; Stunning TH; Couple builds first TH; Student goes TH C C 0 508 Jul 8, 2015 12:22 AM
Last Post: C C



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)