When LifeEdited showed off its first shape-shifting Manhattan apartment years ago, the internet collectively broke down from envy. Understandably: The NYC micro-dwelling transformed 420 square feet into a reasonably livable space thanks to some very clever cabling and transforming furniture.
Now, the design consultancy, which has built a business of making clever tiny homes, is back with a new, larger project that draws on many of the same space-saving tricks. This time it’s a two-story, 1,000-square-foot home in Haiku, a community on the Hawaiian island of Maui, built for LifeEdited’s founder, Graham Hill. The home is off-grid and designed to produce more energy than it consumes thanks to a series of rooftop solar panels and battery system.
Inside, the house is filled with transforming furniture from Resource Furniture that can turn the three bedrooms into an office, dining space, or media room in less than a minute. At 1,000 square feet, the Hill’s house isn’t exactly tiny, but you can bet it still feels a heckuva lot bigger than it looks.