Japanese-inspired wood-clad (legal) tiny home in Ohio small town

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When Alex Melamed and his wife moved to the tradiational brick and mortar town of Yellow Springs, Ohio they built a home only as big as they needed at the time. Melamed is a builder and could keep costs low while still incorporating high design elements like shou-sugi-ban (charred wood) siding. 
The tiny square house was affordable to build and to run. It meets Passive House standards relying on “primo” insulation, passive solar and a heat pump when necessary. “Our electric bill was $36 last month,”  explains Melamed.

Green Generation Building: greengenerationbuilding.com

* Filmed by Johnny Sanphillippo of Granola Shotgun: http://granolashotgun.com

Johnny's post on Alex's home & new passive house: http://granolashotgun.com/2015/04/07/ohio-accessory-dwelling-unit/

Original story: http://faircompanies.com/videos/view/japanese-inspired-wood-clad-legal-tiny-home-in-ohio-town/
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