Elevated Off-Grid Tiny House with Live Plant Siding

This elevated off grid eco-building is a one-of-a-kind tiny house design by Elevate Structure. From the outside of the unique small house plan, youll notice it resembles a treehouse. Even more interesting, is that the unique small house plan is a living house because of the live plant siding. The base of the tiny house design is just 40 square feet which help to minimize the impact this tiny house design has on the earth is sits on. This area can also be used for rainwater storage or even as a drive-through in a more commercial setting. These unique small house plans are sure to change the future of tiny house designs. The upper level is highly customizable and can range in size from anywhere between 256 square feet to and 800 square feet depending on what you need. Currently, the company offers six different tiny house designs.

There are several benefits living roofs and walls. And as land continues to be replaced with impervious surfaces because of population growth and urbanization, the necessity to recover green space is something that is becoming increasingly critical in maintaining environmental quality. The elevated tiny house design is just one way to help accomplish this. Installing green roofs and exteriors is one smart option that can help reduce the negative impact that development has while providing numerous environmental, social and economic benefits. Green roofs can help to improve stormwater management by reducing the runoff and also by improving water quality, conserving energy, mitigating the urban heat island, increasing the longevity of roofing membranes, and reducing noise. Green roofs and exteriors are also eco building ideas that can help with air pollution, sequestering carbon, increasing urban biodiversity by providing habitat for wildlife, providing space for urban agriculture, providing a more visually pleasing and healthy environment to live and work, and by improving return on investment compared to traditional roofs. The mitigation of stormwater runoff is considered to be by many the primary benefit because of the prevalence of impervious surfaces that are found in urban areas. Rapid runoff from standard roof surfaces can exacerbate flooding, increase the erosion, and may also result having raw sewage that is discharged directly into the rivers. The larger amount of storm runoff also results in a greater quantity of water that needs to be treated before it is potable. A major benefit of green roofs and living exteriors is their ability to absorb the stormwater and release it into the atmosphere slowly over a period of several hours.

Green roof systems and living exteriors have been shown to retain between 60 to 100 percent of the stormwater they receive. Also, green roofs and living exteriors have a longer life-span than standard roof builds because they are protected from any ultraviolet radiation and the extreme fluctuations found in temperatures that cause roof membranes to deteriorate. The vegetation on a green roof eco building also helps to cool the membrane and the eco-building during the summer as the plants and the growing substrate on the unique small house plan or home design act as an insulation layer, which shades the roof, and through evapotranspiration. Furthermore, the eco-building construction and maintenance of green roofs help to provide business opportunities for roofing contractors, landscape designers and contractors, and other green industry members while at the same time addressing the issues of environmental stewardship.

The vision of Elevate Structure tiny house design is to elevate lives, cities, communities, space utilization, sustainability and creativity through natural inspired structures. You will find this eco building on the Tiny House Talk site. On the site, you will find tiny house designs, unique small house plans, eco-buildings, treehouses, small house living and more. **

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