Last year, we took a look at Boneyard Studios, a micro-village of tiny homes that has taken shape on a once-vacant lot in the Washington DC area. We took a peek at Jay Austin's then-unfinished 142-square-foot space, intended to become a self-sustaining, off-grid home clad in a distinctive layer of charred cedar wood (in the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban). Austin has since completed the interiors of his Matchbox home to impressive effect, featuring a well-lit, modern interior that feels much bigger than its 7.5 by 19 feet. Check out Austin's video tour here:
Rainwater is collected via a slightly sloped roof that directs water into a gutter and down rain chains and into three large 80-gallon tanks under the house, for use in dishwashing and showering; this greywater is also recycled. Electricity is generated with a solar array.
It's another striking instance of the modern tiny home that doesn't feel overly cutesy but livable, comfortable and thoughtfully designed. See more over at Boneyard Studios.