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The Nano House

ProAktive www.selfbuildinsure.co.uk NANO HOUSE Researchers at the Femto-ST Institute have created the world's smallest house using micro-robots! At almost half a million times the size of a regular house, the structure features windows, a door, a gabled roof complete with chimney and walls made of silica membrane. ΚΕY STATS HEIGHT: 0.015 mm FOOTPRINT: 0.02 x 0.01 mm 500,000 X SMALLER THAN A REGULAR MADE FROM A SILICA MEMBRANE WITH A HOUSE THICKNESS OF 0.0012 mm A new nano-assembly system involving a vacuum chamber and a micro-sized robot were 1. used by engineers to construct the tiny house. Using an ion beam, the the roof and walls of the house were cut out of an 2 ultra-thin sheet of silica membrane. Cutting only partially into the surface of the sheet caused the membrane to fold itself into the house shape. 4 The ion beam was used again on a less powerful setting to weld the walls and roof together. Finally, the beam was used with a gas injection to make the pattern effect on the roof. BIGGER TINY HOUSES Although this home would be too small for even an ant, tiny homes built to accommodate humans, are growing in popularity. The "Tiny House Movement" began in the US in 1997 and the generally accepted definition of a Tiny House is a residential structure under 500 square feet (46 m2). Due to their bespoke nature, they are very often self built. Here we look at some of the key Tiny House stats and the pros and cons of owning one. Average UK house: £209,054 Average Self Build Tiny 66 Home: £16, 106 Pros The UK's smallest house Cheap to build and own Environmentally friendly Lower utility bills The smallest house in Collect less clutter the UK is in Conwy, Wales. Its Cons Expensive per sq/m Not convenient for larger families Poor storage footprint measures just 10x6ft! If you're planning a self-build project, you should always ensure you protect your investment with self build insurance. ProAktive Self Build developed the first UK Self Build Insurance policy in 1984. ProAktive are the industry leaders, with specialists available to discuss your project build, and insurance requirements. ProAktive Doncaster: 01302 346 831 | Follow us OO O www.selfbuildinsure.co.uk

The Nano House

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Researchers at the Femto-ST Institute have created the world’s smallest house using micro-robots! At almost half a million times the size of a regular house, the structure features windows, a door, ...

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