Tiny House Design Floats Affordable Housing Over Parking Spaces


The newest proposed hotspot for micro-housing: parking lots.

Elevate Structure, a Hawaiian tiny house company, envisions adding compact and affordable housing in cities around the U.S. — without sacrificing parking. The firm’s pre-fab design props the small dwellings on top of a trunk-like base so they float over the asphalt. Add “tree trimmings,” with exterior walls finished in leafy greens to reduce air pollution and a roof that funnels rainwater into the hidden storage tank in the “trunk,” and you’ve got sustainable architecture in the mix too. (That stored water also helps weigh the little structures down.)

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