The Green Scoop



If you love watching Tiny House Nation on the FYI network, I’m sure you’ve seen the incredible achievements of new homeowners’ experience to downsize their lives. From those who live alone to families of five, the decrease in square footage is increasing in popularity all over the world.

For some of us, the allure of the idea ends there. However, isn’t it wonderful when someone aspires to downsize their lifestyle into something that’s simple compared to the extravagant lives they’re accustomed to? It could actually serve as an inspiration to most of us.

The majority of us love the extra elbow space and not all of us are ready to surrender that. If these tiny homes are not your ideal place to live in, there may still be room for this miniature home in your life.

Consider this: In addition to your current home, what if you could own an additional space that can generate income with just a small investment? A 320-square-foot home that could serve as a lady’s lair, a man cave, a yoga studio, a playroom, an office, or anything else that you canimagine? Not only that, but if it can be yours starting at just $40,000 would you take it?

Tiny homes are increasing in popularity. You have probably seen a couple that look really cozy despite the size. However, only a few of these buildings are made by green builders. Some of these charming homes are similarly toxic as conventional homes. Some homes can off-gas volatile organic compounds of VOCs from fiberglass insulation. This also includes the use of certain dyes, paint, and other building materials.

Meet the Plus Hus. It’s a full configuration with kitchen and bathroom. It’s basically an ADU or accessory dwelling unit that’s sustainable. It’s made with 30% recycled content. The best part is that it has an extremely high insulation value that makes it 40% more energy efficient than a traditional home.


The Plus Hus is assembled on site, so you don’t have to deal with the contemporary structure’s

high costs, waste and traditional construction. This structure stands 16 feet by 20 feet that offers

a lot of room for flexibility and easy customization. You may opt for the usual 3 options offered:

Open – This has three walls that includes a sliding glass door. This concept works great as

a yoga studio, an artist bungalow or a playroom.

Open+- Almost the same as the Open configuration, but with a bathroom. This is perfect

for a pool house, a guest house, and an office.

Full – The same as the Open+ configuration with an addition of a kitchen.

The Plus Hus never ceases to amaze, especially now that there are new laws in the state of

California that were implemented to offset the housing crisis. Homeowners can now add ADUs

to their existing property, which is good news.

This tiny home is manufactured in the USA. It has mnmMOD panels that makes it energy efficient

and better than traditional wood construction. The best part is, there’s no noisy construction.

The mnmMOD consists of:

  • No dyes, formaldehyde, or molten carbonate fuel cells (MCFC)
  • 30-percent recycled content
  • Shipped flat-packed
  • Simple, fast on-site installation
  • High insulation value

The Plus Hus isn’t just green, but it’s also very sleek, innovative and practical. The exterior has a

shiplap siding, while the black aluminum windows look very modern. The maple interior creates

a warm atmosphere that is accentuated by ceiling lights. Heating and Air-conditioning units can

be used for a year-round comfort.

If you decided to go for the bathroom addition, a tankless water heater is included to help keep

your energy bills to a minimum. If you opted for the kitchenette, there’s an induction cooktop,

mini fridge, a stainless-steel dual sink in Caesarstone countertops.

Whenever we think about homes—the places that we spend most of our lifetime in, we don’t

normally consider things like the building materials being eco-friendly or it will affect our planet.

Hopefully, the invention of The Plus Hus can influence more and more people including builders

to opt for options that are safer for the environment.