Grimshaw recently went small for a very good cause – preventing youth homelessness. The architecture practice designed its first tiny home for Nestd, a charitable organization of Kids Under Cover that supports homeless youth in Australia. The Peak, which spans 32.5-square-meters, is one of three tiny homes available and the prefab unit was designed to be affordable, sustainable, and able to move to a new location, all while containing everything one would need in a modern home.
The single-story house feels much larger thanks to a double-height corner entrance that’s outfitted with large windows that let in lots of natural light.
The exterior is clad in dark metal wall cladding and sustainably sourced timber LVL which offers a classic modern contrast.
Inside, the surfaces are clad in a natural finished wood for a warm, timeless finish. A cube-like structure houses a kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bedroom, and seating area all-in-one with integrated storage and spaces that fit IKEA modules for further configuration if desired.
All of the profits from each home that’s sold by Nestd will go right back to Kids Under Cover to help prevent youth homelessness.