Tiny House Tuesday: Revolution 9
June 24, 2008
WHO: Michael Janzen
WHERE: California’s Sacramento Valley
WHAT: A nine-square-foot house on wheels. I’m not kidding.
SIZE: See above. I’m not kidding.
Move over, Jay Shafer. Here comes Michael Janzen.
Michael Janzen is taking small to a new level with his nine-square-foot, portable home. The idea came to Janzen in a dream-vision; he’d been thinking about how much space a human truly needs. (Very meta.) He landed on nine square feet — he’s six feet tall, and, at his broadest point, two feet wide — and set out to create a livable space (toilet included) that took up a tiny niner. His reasoning:
…to show people how small, small can be. I’m beginning to develop a theory that nine square feet is all we really need and that every square foot after that is for added comfort, vanity, or people.
It’s worth noting that Janzen isn’t counting the nine-square-foot sleeping loft in his calculation. According to him, that square footage isn’t typically counted. (So is that vanity or comfort? Extra people?) Read more about the project at Nine Tiny Feet.
Oh, and he plans to build the Nine Tiny Feet house only after he finishes constructing a 90-square-foot house for free. Salvage, people. 100% salvage. More at Tiny Free House.
Round of applause for Kent at the Tiny House Blog (one of my favorites) for blogging this first.