With all the hoopla over prefab mobiile housing here in the States you would think it was an American phenomenon. Not true as the miniHome* (note the great use of solar panels as an overhang to the entrance) makes its debut thanks to Toronto based designers Andy Thomson and Daniel Hall. This alternative to the trailer is a welcome relief as Andy notes in this recent article, "Trailers are ugly, and susceptible to mold, and there's too much vinyl". With more than 18 million Americans currently living in mobile homes it is time for some real sustainable alternatives. If you want to visit this much touted solution head up to the Glen Rouge campground, in Toronto's Rouge River Valley this month - a prototype, and its designer, awaits.
*not to be confused with the vw bug hybrid home
How is anyone going to get a mower up on the roof? :-)