BY: ROB HOFFMAN
The increasing demand for self-sustaining, compact and off-grid prefab homes has spurred a sort of architectural race for designers competing to supply the most efficient, aesthetically pleasing and functional tiny-home models. The Chamfer Home, which basically resembles an off-grid version of a small upscale condo, offers a number of attractive qualities.
The Chamfer Home by S-Archetype is a self-sufficient, prefab home designed to be easily assembled any location—whether it be oceanside, on an urban plot, or somewhere in the distant woods.
Designed from eco-friendly materials, the Chamfer Home uses “daylight exploitation, solar collectors, passive ventilation” to create an opened-feeling, comfortable environment for residents. The house can extend to a total of 27 square metres, which contains a functional kitchen and bathroom so residents don’t have to hover over shoddy propane camping stoves, or constantly seek out public restrooms—truly the height of luxury. That, combined with the solar energy that powers the home’s utilities, and the Chamfer Home is a 100% bonafide off-grid living space.
Word on the street is that this prefab house will actually be affordable—however it’s tough to say what this actually means, since pricing is pretty well impossible to find. But if you’re interested in picking up one of these bad boys, I’d recommend getting in contact with S-Archetype and hopefully you can haggle them down to whatever your definition of affordability is. Besides, the company is going to need some encouragement should they decide to move it out of the conceptual stage and solidify the Chamfer Home as a consumer-ready product.