U.N. Environment and Yale University have teamed up together in collaboration with UN Habitat to debut an eco-friendly tiny home aimed to spark public discussion and fresh ideas on ways architects and city planners can provide forward-thinking design for affordable housing, while limiting the overuse of natural resources.
With a kitchen, bathroom, dining area, and sleeping space for up to four people, the 22-square-meter abode isn't just part of the tiny home trend, it also embodies many of the U.N.’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It runs entirely on renewable energy and is designed to test the potential for minimizing the use of natural resources such as water. The project aims to show the public what you can do in small living spaces with minimum environmental impact.