Tiny House Arc Prototype for Hawaii


The architect and company that brought us the Bike Arc modular bike park system is now behind the House Arc modular system.  House Arc was designed by Joseph Bellomo and the prototype shown in this article is being finished for a client in Hawaii.  The modular home is built with a lightweight frame of steel tubes and set on a few concrete blocks.  When finished, it's supposed to be strong enough to withstand tropical winds and weather. 


The prototype includes 150 square feet of space and weighs 3,000 pounds.  According to The Architect's Newspaper, the House Arc can be flat pack shipped in a box that's merely 4x10x3 feet.  Says Bellomo, "We’re going for a kit of parts that the average person can assemble quickly–like an IKEA house, only easier to put together.

Because the House Arc can be shipped in a bundle and put together by the average person, Bellomo is now seeking sponsors with an interest in sending these small homes to Haiti.  A community of House Arc's could look something like the rendering below.  If you have any interest in helping out, make sure to drop by Joseph Bellomo Architects.




Photo/rendering credits: Joseph Bellomo Architects

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    Brilliant article and definitely a good guide for us to reflect our progress based on the tips.

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  • A-4F_Onewire

    We have some fungus here in the tropics that will attack and destroy wood. Has that been tested? I had a solar oven with a wooden section that connected the inner and outer vessels and an orange fungus it picked up on O’ahu was its demise.

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