The EDGE is a 320 square-foot cabin in Wisconsin, desgned by Revelations Architects. EDGE stands for Experimental Dwelling for a Greener Environment, and as the name suggests, it features several sustainable initiatives, including rainwater collection, geothermal heating and cooling, a heat recovery system, passive solar windows and insulated exterior shutter doors to minimise night-time heat loss.
Due to the limited interior spcae, the house contains multi-functional furniture, such as the dining table which can be used as a lounge area, or as a bed. The EDGE is constructed of two prefabricated boxes, allowing it to be easily disassembled and transported to a new location. The cabin features a central living area sandwiched between the two mechanical areas of the home – the bathroom and kitchen – above each of which is an 80 square-foot lofted bedroom.
The exterior shutters and rain screen are constructed from locally sourced white oak, and the interior is clad with Baltic birch plywood. The EDGE is being promoted as a full-time residence, or retreat and purchasing a model will cost in the range of $60,000 – $150,000.