Projekt Datscha is a minimalist tiny house handmade with a love of the outdoors in mind. The home was designed by Anna Busch and co-architect Monika Binkowska. In 2019, Busch and her partner, Jakob, took time off work to build their tiny home with some help from family and friends. Projekt Datscha now sits perched near the shore of Packer Lake in Austria; it is their vacation home and will soon be available to rent (beginning spring 2021). In order to meet the criteria for mobility, the team gave special attention to the weight and size of each material selection. The primary material is locally sourced wood . Busch told Inhabitat, “It requires significantly less energy to produce and transport than the typical building materials such as steel.” Plus, it met the needs for strength and temperature control, and any off-cuts were able to be reused as firewood. For insulation, Busch admitted that the materials are not sustainably sourced, but they did focus on energy efficiency within the space. The PIR-insulation and glass-wool allows the tiny house to easily keep warm in the winter and remain cool in the summer. Infrared floor heating recycles heated air and is programmable […]

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