Biophilic design is a term which refers to the connection between our built environment and the living world around us. It speaks to our innate love of nature, our biosphere and connection with living systems. This tiny home has been designed to incorporate elements of biophilic design and natural building to create a home on wheels which is beautiful, natural and healthy to live in, proving that a tiny house can truly be capable of having a big positive impact.
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Walker and Heather were inspired to create a home which incorporated their love of nature and passion for living a low-impact lifestyle, and together with builder Ben from Healthy Tiny Homes in Vancouver, they constructed their ideal tiny house which is now situated in their urban back-yard in Portland, Oregon.
Find out more about this tiny house and others on our website: https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/natural-built-tiny-house-incorporates-biophilic-design-and-a-living-roof/
Adding to the biophilic design elements, the home also includes some really interesting features, such as a living roof where the roofline has been designed to follow the Fibonacci curve and mimics the design of a leaf. Adding a living roof to a tiny house is quite an achievement, and Walker admits that it’s a bit of an experiment.
To find out more about this tiny house, you can visit Walkers website, where he blogs on the topic of regenerative architecture and tiny house design. http://tinylivingbuildings.com/
To find out more about healthy tiny house building, check out Ben’s website here: http://tinyhealthyhomes.com/
In this video tour, Walker mentions the Living Building Challenge as an inspiration. You can find out more about the LBC and it's principles here: https://living-future.org/lbc/
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Music in this video by Bryce Langston: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston
Presented and Produced by: Bryce Langston
Camera: Bryce Langston & Rasa Pescud
Editing: Rasa Pescud
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