With write-ups in Gizmag, Inhabitat, Tiny House Design, FastCoExist and well, too many other places to recount, one could say it's clear that the green building world is enamoured with this Tiny House gem, and so are we. What's not to love: NOMAD Micro Homes are sustainably manufactured, easy to assemble, affordable, and off-grid capable.
Manufactured in British Columbia by those friendly friendly Canadians, The NOMAD micro home is a pre-fabricated Tiny House kit. Light enough to be shipped anywhere in the world, these flat-packed houses can be assembled with nothing more than a drill, a friend and "handyman" level carpentry skills.
This is very much a Tiny House for permanent siting, rather than a Tiny Home on Wheels for Sale
From their old indiegogo site:
"With a cool factor set at maximum, this groundbreaking tiny house is flat-packed in a box that's ready for shipment anywhere on the planet and is easily assembled by our purchasers. Living room, kitchen, bathroom, stair, and sleeping area are all seamlessly integrated into a 10' x 10' space.
Priced at under $39,000 for the base model, or just $3800 down, NOMAD’s goal is to reduce consumerism and focus on an affordable and sustainable housing option for the largest portion of our society: hard-working individuals who can't make ends meet due to the high cost of living. Adding our pre-engineered green packages for solar energy, rainwater collection and grey water treatment can take NOMADs right off the grid."
The folks at NOMAD Micro Home want to make high-performance, low impact housing affordable to the masses. Their indiegogo crowdfunding campaign helped them do exactly that.
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Wonderful idea, and very affordable as well!
How high is the Nomad Micro Home? Do i need a city permit to build a Nomad Micro Home in the backyard of a house in Sunnyvale, Silicon Valley, California?
Hi there, To ascertain the exact height of the NOMAD I recommend contacting NOMAD Micro Home directly at
And as every municipality will have it's own zoning regulations the city of Sunnyvale will best be able to inform you as to the permitting regulations for the area. Try here:
Love this concept. But i challenge everyone in the tiny house movement to build a house for Africa. Is hot and arid and there are termites which would eat down a wooden house
I can see where it would work well in some areas however present bylaws where I live would prohibit such a structure, even outside the City there are many restrictions. This does not deter me from thinking about it myself though.
Would be terrific for seniors/disabled, but would need to be on one floor, without stairs.
I work from home. Is there a 3-floor model that could accommodate a large home office? Also, what is the cost of shipping it to a South Pacific island?
I want one of these as a cottage bunkie at my parents lake front property. If these shipped to Canada that would be fantastic!
There are a lot of windows in the house, which are excellent for framing outdoor views! However, I would be very curious to see how these homes hold up in colder climates like Colorado? How does the insulation, heating systems, etc. make up for the (I would assume sizable) heat loss from the windows?