Social enterprise Common Knowledge has partnered with Margent Farm to create a series of tiny houses, which are intended to provide an affordable and sustainable housing option in the wake of rising rent and mortgage costs.
Collectively named “Tigín Tiny Homes”, each structure has been built around a very small footprint and with three key focuses: being sustainable, affordable and consciously designed. Inside, the 20 square meter floor space is combined with high ceilings, allowing for a light and elevated feel. The living room includes a pull-out double guest bed, while the main living area is located on a mezzanine and has enough space for a king-size bed. The kitchen is fully equipped with a working oven, gas hobs and sink, and the bathroom features a shower and composting toilet, adding to the structure’s sustainable credentials. On its exterior, each home is covered in sustainably sourced corrugated hemp siding from Margent Farm, and underneath, breathable cork insulation has been created through a pine frame.
Beyond the design itself, the teams hope their creation will help alleviate some very tangible issues facing their local communities. Along with the houses, they offer training schemes to help residents build and repair their own spaces, as a way to “empower people to take action on the housing and climate crises”.
“Ultimately, the plan for our Tigín project is not just to build these Tiny Homes, but to teach over 200 people with the skills to build these or any other project on their own, while creating and launching a free-to-use blueprint online. later this year,” adds Common Knowledge founder Fionn Kidney.
Since it’s mobile, the house can be transported anywhere you choose, and the team’s sustainable efforts mean its efficiency keeps running costs down, since it reportedly uses up to 30 percent less energy than the average house in the world. the United Kingdom.
About his new company, Common Knowledge said:
With many people currently affected by a serious housing crisis, we believe that a tiny house can provide an affordable solution that is highly adaptable and fully mobile.
We wanted to create something that would be useful, both in terms of offering a housing solution to people who don’t have the time to create one for themselves, as well as allowing others to do it for themselves.
The Tigín Tiny Homes are on sale now through the Common Knowledge website and are priced at around €58,000 (approximately $59,085 USD). Elsewhere in design, creative couple Candice and Darren Romanelli have unveiled collections celebrating their wedding anniversary.