Portland tiny house rotates to follow the sun

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359 measures 12 x 12 ft (3.6 x 3.6 m) and comprises 144 sq ft (13 sq m) of floorspace(Credit: Path Architecture)

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Portland-based Path Architecture recently completed a very charming tiny house. Dubbed 359, the home comprises generous glazing and is set on a manually-operated rotating base, which allows it to easily follow (or indeed face away from) the sun, warming the interior naturally and providing plenty of natural light.

The tiny house measures 12 x 12 ft (3.6 x 3.6 m) and comprises a total of 144 sq ft (13 sq m) of floorspace split over two levels, with a large glazed section and access at the front.

The interior features high ceilings, which help it feel larger than it is, and includes a kitchen, lounge area and toilet with shower on the ground floor, while stairs lead to a small sleeping area. A single small heater keeps the home warm.

Path Architecture's Benjamin Kaiser told us that the home is installed on a property in Portland. It was originally designed as a fully off-grid dwelling but the owners wanted a flushing toilet, so once it was connected for water and sewage, it made little sense to restrict the home from receiving electricity.

However, the firm is currently working on the next iterations of its tiny house that operate fully off-grid, and these will include a composting toilet and a roof-based solar array.

The video below shows the tiny house being rotated.

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