Designer Ryan Frank wanted a semi-mobile home for a small plot in a “sensitive area”.
He thought about yurts and domes, but settled for an open source design he found online.
Often called a “boathouse” or “gothic arch” structure, it was originally developed by a boat builder; it’s centerpiece are the wooden support ribs.
Frank built the home for about 1000 euros in roughly 100 hours.
He now lives in it full-time with his girlfriend, though they use a separate camper as a kitchen, as well as a separate composting toilet and outdoor shower.
Ryan Frank: http://www.ryanfrank.net/ Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/1000-small-home-built-in-100-hours-from-open-sourcesign/