LusiTiny-the house on wheels

LusiTiny-the house on wheels

LusiTiny is a prototype of an ecological wooden house built on wheels. It is based on the Tiny House concept, in large expansion all over the world. The idea of a wooden house o...

  • 3255

    raised

    103% of 3 150€

    18 backers

  • 30/06/2015

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  • Completed

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LusiTiny is a prototype of an ecological wooden house built on wheels. It is based on the Tiny House concept, in large expansion all over the world. The idea of a wooden house on wheels is the freedom it allows, with all the comforts of a "ordinary" house. Because it is so small, it is also easy maintenance, very economical and ecological, and it also wants and can be self-sufficient.

LusiTiny, besides being a responsible and conscious way of dwelling, is a mobile house, and because it is on wheels it doesn’t need licence and can be placed in green zoning, for instance. It was also designed in order to decrease its ecological footprint. Because of the house’s small dimensions its inhabitants will be especially aware of their actions of their natural and social environment. 

LusiTiny is now in construction. It started in february 2015 and we are looking forward to having it completed  by august 2015. The project is being developed by two young architects, Carolina Marques and Kelly Martins, and have had the unconditional support of the Marcenaria e Carpintaria Marques (carpentry) on its construction. The house has been built with great effort on the part of all direct stakeholders and the people and companies who also believe in the idea. 

We prepared this crowdfunding for one of the last, but not least important, step on the realisation of the project: the placing of the cork coating on the inside walls, and the installation of a system of solar panels. Cork because it is a Portuguese material, but above all it is natural, comfortable and very ecological. Solar panels to generate its own energy and make the house autonomous.

 

LusiTiny _ exterior

About the author

LusiTiny is being developed by UpWood. UpWood is seeking to develop its work around the concept Upcycling, being that the optimised use of obsolete materials, as well as explore the ecological side of production processes, materials, and ecological construction. UpWood was born from Carolina Marques' will, with Kelly Martins partnership, and was developed thanks to the financial, material and technical support of the Marcenaria e Carpintaria Marques, in Viseu, Portugal. 

Both Carolina and Kelly understand that the way of living and building are some of the main reasons for the continuous and irreversible destruction of natural resources, essential to life… and believe that a change is inevitable, but doesn’t have to be a sacrifice. They also believe that tiny living can be an answer to homelessness and improve the life conditions of many people living in precarious situations.

Budget and due dates

Crowdfunding funds are for:
 - interior cork coating (around 75m2) - aprox. 1000€ - solar panel system - aprox. 2000€ Deadline: We are looking forward to having our house ready and fully equipped until August 2015.
  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    Burnt thanks

    Your name will be burned (pyrographed) on LusiTiny doors, that will be coated with cork.

    5 backers

  • Invest with
    20€ or more

    Burnt thanks + LusiTiny base cups

    Your name will be burned (pyrographed) on LusiTiny doors and you’ll also receive and set of cork base cups, handmade, with the LusiTiny logo printed on (mailing postage included only for Portugal)

    6 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    Burnt thanks + dinner at LusiTiny

    Your name will be burned (pyrographed) on LusiTiny doors and you’ll have the opportunity to have dinner at LusiTiny, on a day of your choice until the end of the year.

    3 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    Burnt thanks + dinner + night at LusiTiny

    Your name will be burned (pyrographed) on LusiTiny doors and you’ll have the opportunity to have a dinner and spend a night at LusiTiny, on a day of your choice until the end of the year.

    4 backers

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Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

30/06/2015

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Campaign launched

12/05/2015

18 members of the PPL community
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  • 4
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