Big cities are short of space and houses are very expesive. Unfortunately, for some people having a compact house can be the difference between having a house or not.
A source of inspiration to design a compact house can be the houses of the people called the Dolgan who live in northern Russia. It’s absolutely freezing there so a small living space is very useful.
The Dolgan houses shape is a cube. These houses are extremely basic with a single room with two or three beds, a table and a stove. They are constructed from wooden frames and reindeer skins which are a great insulator, and sit on sled runners. These house can be pulled along by reindeers.
When the Dolgan need to move their reindeers to find new places to feed them, they can move their houses.
The Dolgan Houses
The house pulled by the reindeers
Northern Siberia, Russia
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