The Fincube: High-Tech, Low Footprint Home

The Fincube is a high-tech home with a small footprint – both in terms of size (~500 sf) and carbon emissions. The house is a one-bedroom residence, which is raised off the ground and supported by a pedestal structure.



The contemporary tiny house was originally designed by Studio Aisslinger and Josef Innerhof (a hotelier) as an experimental venture into eco-tourism; a retreat with a small impact on the surroundings, while still letting visitors experience the beautiful locations to their fullest.


The interior is orientated in a helical pattern, making the occupants travel in a circle through the kitchen, living area, bedroom and finally the bathroom. The entire home contains triple glazed windows throughout, offering 360-degree views of the surrounding landscape. The house is clad with an exterior shade screen, helping to prevent over-heating during the summer while having a minimal impact on the exterior views. And if the existing passive and active design systems don’t meet your eco-criteria, it’s energy efficient features can be boosted further by the addition of a solar array to the roof.

The pedestal structure that supports the entire houses measures only 10-square-feet, whereas the entire home is approximately 500-square-feet – reducing the amount of physical space required for the foundation by a factor of 50! The home is designed to be easily dismantled, so it can be transported to a new site with minimum amount of effort. Lastly, just like the Soleta ZeroEnergy One, this is a smart-home, which can be controlled via a central touchpad.

Via Inhabitat

Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.

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