The 2018 Winter Olympics are set to begin this week in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and among the venues and accommodations constructed in anticipation of the Games is this impressive eco-friendly tiny house.
Built to host visitors to events based in the Gangneung area, the gabled dwelling, named the “Tiny House of Slow Town”, packs in a windowed living room, bathroom, kitchenette, and sleeping loft. Designed by firms The Plus Partners and DNC Architects, the building has a stark black exterior that contrasts beautifully with its warm, interior wood paneling.
Large windows dominate two sides of the main living space, which totals 213 square feet. An alternating tread stair saves space, while the steeply rising roofline creates ample headroom in the bedroom.
The home was designed to sit within the area’s natural landscapes without any disturbances. It was also built with modular, eco-friendly materials to leave minimal environmental impact itself.
Because Gangwon, the host province of the Games, may lack sufficient accommodation for the anticipated influx of visitors, the “Slow Town” initiative also included plans to design additional small wooden residences like this one to provide sustainable housing during the event. In December 2017, The Plus Partners indeed shared photos of similar compact gabled dwellings, as well as larger-sized models, built near the site of the original tiny house.