Building on top of uneven land can be a challenge that requires some out-of-the-box thinking, but product designer Gavin Rea has come up with a simple but clever solution. Rea created a conceptual design called Tenka, a series of lightweight prefabricated homes that rest atop pillars and appear to float above the landscape.
Rea designed three configurations of the Tenka—the M1, a 480-square-foot home with a small module that sits atop a lager module, leaving room for a square deck.
The M2 is a 504-square-foot-house built from two stacked modules of varying widths.
And the M3 is a 720-square-foot design with the top module cantilevering over the base, creating a covered carport.
All of the configurations have large square windows, a light wood facade, and some form of deck. A floating staircase leads up to the second-level outdoor space, making the Tenka feel even more like a floating treehouse.
For now the Tenka is just a concept—but that won’t stop us from adding it to our tiny home wish list.