Reset House

Designed as a tool to reset preconceptions about houses, the Reset House is an example of compact living space to serve a teenager in the back yard, occasional guests, or even a family of four at extreme cost savings. I spent a great deal of my childhood in tents, Volkswagen bus campers, and backpacking, so it was natural to extend the same logic of small, flexible space to architecture. There are many interesting aspects of both this design and the qualities which it illustrates. You can follow this narrative in an on-going series of articles on Better Than Bigger, introduced in The Reset House.

There are many, MANY micro-house, tiny house, small house, shipping container house, modular house, prefabricated (prefab) house, etc., all over social media. They all share the same critical flaw: they aren't houses as defined by the building code.