m-ch is pretty tiny, as its compact dimensions come in at 2.6m cubed. This house is designed for one or two people. m-ch stands for micro compact home, and while it is indeed on the tiny side it is also one of the coolest, hippest homes you are likely to see. In fact, m-ch looks like something out of a big budget Hollywood science-fiction film. Its distinctive and striking modern design reverberates well beyond its size.
The m-ch is definitely eco-friendly. Obviously, very little material or energy is needed to construct the home. Likewise, the unit appears to consume a fairly low amount of energy, especially in the summer. m-ch is a good potential choice for those looking for a eco-friendly small home or retreat home.
The m-ch was designed to be temporary housing in Europe. It was the brainchild of a team of researchers and designers in London and at the Technical University in Munich. For their inspiration they looked to the living spaces of yachts and aircraft, which are forced to maximize every free inch of space. The result was the bold concept that now is the m-ch.
This tiny home is literally delivered to you on a truck, or if need be by helicopter. Yes, the m-ch is actually small enough and lightweight enough that it can actually be delivered by helicopter.
MicrocompacthomeIf you want an m-ch home, they are currently manufactured in Europe, so shipping could be potentially cost prohibitive (depending on your budget.) The m-ch costs between $25,000 and $34,000 depending on the contract, and comes with a 5-year guarantee.
The fact that the m-ch can be transported via helicopter, really opens up some interesting possibilities for this tiny home. This is part of brilliance of the concept, as the m-ch can allow prospective homeowners the ability to have a home in an area that simply might have been too impractical otherwise.
No doubt the m-ch is a great design, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City must have agreed. In October of 2008, the m-ch was part of the Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling exhibit. Tiny home fans must check out this diminutive work of art. Be on the lookout for the great photo of the m-ch being carried about via helicopter.