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Hivehaus

December 9, 2013

Inspired by the hexagonal honeycomb structures built by honey bees to store honey and pollen within a beehive – HIVEHAUS® has been designed by Barry Jackson to be an ultra compact but extremely comfortable living space suitable for a wide variety of applications.

Identically proportioned hexagonal cells can be joined together at any time by any or all of their six sides to create a modular cluster of connected cells or ‘Hive’. Each cell has an internal floor area of 9.3 m2 and is designed to be used as a specific work/live space i.e. office cell, lounge cell, Kitchen cell, sleep cell or bathroom cell, uniform internal partition walls (with or without pocket doors) can be added or removed as required allowing airy open plan spaces to become cosy individual rooms and vice versa.The flexibility of the HIVEHAUS® modular system permits easy bespoke expansion of the ‘Hive’ allowing it to grow with the individual users requirements.

Delivered to site as flatpack components by standard palletised transport enabling HIVEHAUS® to be installed on hard to access sights with ease – a single cell can be erected by 2/3 people within one day without the need for heavy machinery – adjustable legs and minimal foundations allow for erection on sloping or uneven terrain without problem. And because the compact nature of HIVEHAUS® fits within the legal limitations for garden rooms the need for planning permission in most cases is not required.

Floor and roof panels are constructed from interconnecting triangular structural timber frames connected together via a tubular steel framework and powder coated steel clad Sips panels. The sectional GRP roof covering  has been designed to accommodate a green roof system and is topped off with large circular sky domes which allow natural light to flood into the compact spaces making them feel much larger then they actually are.

Hexagonal decks of the same proportions can be connected allowing external expansion of the ‘Hive’ and an ingenious opening ‘Fire wall’ allows connection between the interior and exterior space instantly doubling the living area during the summer months.

Photos by Barry Jackson. More info. here.

21 Comments

  • Reply Dave Semick December 9, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I love the modular concept, ease of build, stout construction, stunning great looks, et al. Pricing/sq ft?

    • Reply Esme Walker March 16, 2015 at 8:41 am

      The price per square foot goes down the larger you make the building. This is because the external wall panels and windows are the only expensive part. You can design your own set of modules following this link:
      http://myhivehaus.hivehaus.co.uk/
      As you drop modules onto the plot and add windows you will see a running total of the cost at the bottom of the screen. On average a single hexagonal module of 9.3 square meters costs £13,500 including VAT, installation and delivery. The cost can be lower depending upon your choice of windows.

  • Reply Gin December 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    What is the price? How soon can you deliver? Please give the dimensions in feet and inches. How much will shipping be….in the Pacific Northwest? Can I make this solar?

    Thanks
    Gin

  • Reply anastasia December 9, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    how much do these cost? if interested how does one get one?

    • Reply Esme Walker March 16, 2015 at 8:45 am

      One comes to obtain a HiveHaus by following this link and contacting us – http://www.hivehaus.co.uk/
      Because the external wall panels and windows are the only expensive part, the price per square foot goes down the larger you make the building. You can design your own set of modules following this link:
      http://myhivehaus.hivehaus.co.uk/
      As you drop modules onto the plot and add windows you will see a running total of the cost at the bottom of the screen. On average a single hexagonal module of 9.3 square meters costs £13,500 including VAT, installation and delivery. The cost can be lower depending upon your choice of windows.

  • Reply Lesleigh December 9, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I have four shipping containers on my property and was thinking of making them livable. I absolutely love this idea of the hivehaus.

  • Reply Teresea Cale December 9, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Where can I get this material? Is it available in all markets?

  • Reply Lola December 9, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I am pretty sure I could live in a home like this! It’s lovely. Thank you for sharing. :)

  • Reply Kerry Rogers December 10, 2013 at 12:42 am

    Hi
    I really love the Hivehaus house. I want one too! Where do I get more info?

    Thanks Kerry Rogers

  • Reply Margot December 10, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Swoon!

  • Reply Crystal December 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

    This is gorgeous! I could live in one of these!

  • Reply Carl December 10, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Cool!!

  • Reply nchantedrain December 10, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Does it work like an RV for the sink and toilet? Does it have a toilet and shower?

  • Reply zarka December 10, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Just what I need at the old age instead of 55 SQ house and 1.5 acre garden.where is this available.

  • Reply Joe December 11, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Please send more information these looks awesome for Hawaii!

    Aloha!
    Joe

  • Reply Khrys December 16, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    http://www.hivehaus.co.uk

  • Reply jessica December 17, 2013 at 5:58 am

    What are the safety standards regarding extreme weather and nature events like tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc.?

  • Reply Kathleen December 19, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I live in Florida. How could I hurricane proof ready this house?

  • Reply Letitia December 21, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    Hi,
    Are these available in the us?
    Prices?
    They are wonderful!
    Thank you,
    Letitia

  • Reply Jason December 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    More info here
    http://bit.ly/1fLdQwP

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