Vipp Shelter tiny prefab as precise industrial-era appliance




The Danish company VIPP (famous for its iconic 1939 wastebasket, now in the MOMA) has created a prefab tiny home designed down to the last detail (flashlight included). Their 592-square-foot “plug and play getaway” wasn’t designed to blend into nature, but to float above it; fifty thousand pounds of glass and steel serve as a frame for the surrounding landscape.

VIPP designer Morten Bo Jensen explains that the shelter wasn’t designed as a piece of architecture, but an industrial object. The prefab structure is built in a factory and the four modules are transported by truck to the site. The shelter can be constructed in 3 to 5 days using just bolts for the modules and 9,000 screws for the steel plates.

The small prefab can house 4 people: 2 on a daybed and 2 in a loft bedroom. The floor-to-ceiling glass walls slide open and closed with mechanical rollers, designed to move the 400 or 500-kilo doors with ease. “We kind of like this idea that you just grab it and slide it open,” explains Jensen, “instead of motorized solutions that would be more different from our philosophy of very mechanical products that just last for a long time.”

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42 Comments

  1. Meliza Deocales
    November 5, 2017
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    Love this project!

    That old school bin though facepalm

  2. EJ M
    November 5, 2017
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    No to dark colors. Depressing.

  3. Gabrul Dooh
    November 7, 2017
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    so dark and ugly.

  4. Cat of Truth
    November 7, 2017
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    all you need is a black cat and this house will be complete

  5. carol mcneill
    November 7, 2017
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    who would buy it at that price?

  6. Coco Leon
    November 8, 2017
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    Just came across this video, great concept, your own personalized gym. No need for a blowflex. This house has everything. By sliding the doors back and fort, that's crossfit workout at your fingertips, not to mention, getting to bed. Now, that's motivation, renovation.

  7. Rose Kim
    November 8, 2017
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    that's very smart idea. I like that.

  8. Pip Pipster
    November 9, 2017
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    Bedroom area well creepy
    & house fits in with surrounding nature a bit like a mini nuclear reactor
    Not liking …

  9. Jonathan Whitty
    November 9, 2017
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    Would u build a shelter for homeless people too maybe

  10. Mike X
    November 12, 2017
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    It is very nice, but depressing, there's way to much black for my taste.

  11. Cody Slab
    November 13, 2017
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    can you film at 60fps thanks
    5:20 Mosquito feeding festival

  12. Prashanth Budihal
    November 15, 2017
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    Are these designer homes being built to be sold later to dumb billionares/millionares ?
    The home definitely looks good, but how much of it is practical ?

  13. doge fm
    November 15, 2017
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    horrible

  14. Arthur Gonzales
    November 15, 2017
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    I really love this design

  15. Ikraznek
    November 15, 2017
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    very cool idea, I just hope they'll pave a path to the road. once it starts raining or snowing you are going to have mud everywhere.

  16. Rajender Thakur
    November 16, 2017
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    I would use plastic fibre glass Nd wood for extra security Nd privacy Nd it would be cheaper

  17. roxed
    November 17, 2017
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    The cabinet in the woods ! So where are the monsters?

  18. one Succeed
    November 19, 2017
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    i like that, in a Forrest with a lake

  19. Akash Shrivastava
    November 20, 2017
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    how to buy a land like this to put a house on?

  20. Kube Dog
    November 20, 2017
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    11:41 Mirror in the ceiling? No, dude, that's not your idea. Larry Flint was doing that in the 60s.

  21. Barbeche Pollo
    November 20, 2017
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    This house would suck at nigh

  22. Scott Black Cycles
    November 20, 2017
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    For $600k you would expect the toilet to be outside of the shower.

  23. Seratonia
    November 20, 2017
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    I would love to live there….would sell up in London and go!!

  24. John D'Costa
    November 21, 2017
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    WOOOW!!!! THATS FANTASTIC HOUSE!!!! CAN I STAY IN YOUR HOUSE FOR A DAY????

  25. listychick
    November 21, 2017
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    open the walls and having a nice cup of coffee in the fresh morning air 🙂 then look over beside you to see a huge brown bear entering the open wall lmao , just the neighbour from across the woods dropping by for breakfast heh heh

  26. TTE_S TTE
    November 22, 2017
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    what's the cosy including logistics?

  27. Pillie Grotmann
    November 23, 2017
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    This is brilliant, but a depressive decoration… I can do the same in Brazil for 150.000,00 REAIS, It's like 50.000 USD… (using 3 containers), better to make bedrooms a third container.

  28. stef joergensen
    November 24, 2017
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    Hmm i think he would do a great job working at microsoft.. i mean all that opening and closing windows, he is just their guy! 😀

  29. Rob Traws
    November 24, 2017
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    Its so depressing. Its like "enjoying natur" from within the fucking "Schmerzraum" of Joseph Bois.

  30. Quentin Hacker
    November 26, 2017
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    Idk I would have made it longer rather than having those 2 modulars on the roof, n I was disappointed that one of them was a sky light.

  31. larry perrault
    November 26, 2017
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    Bye-bye birdies…

  32. jigmeister meisterjig
    November 26, 2017
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    Goodluck trying to jack off in this bad boy

  33. 이혜원
    November 27, 2017
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    봄여름가을용이군 겨울엔 얼어죽을듯

  34. Curt Nelson
    November 29, 2017
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    That tiny place would seem huge at night when everything is black, like the walls, the furniture, countertops, appliances, windows, your clothes. You would like like a white floating head walking around in there.

  35. Angriest Photographer
    November 29, 2017
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    Beautiful, but the Glass facade is very fragile

  36. bahareh Infinity
    November 29, 2017
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    It is fantastic, actually, it is my dream. But how you solved the power, heat? and how much it would cost? I know you did prototping ? Plus I love some safity facilities

  37. Kayla Park
    November 29, 2017
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    Absolutely stunning! I love the size, style, atmosphere, simplicity, and functionality. Beautiful!

  38. Eisen Flores
    November 30, 2017
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    Quite beautiful but if the night comes out, its a bit scarry just like in the horror movie yet very functional and very neat.

  39. Sam Estrada
    November 30, 2017
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    This man is a genius

  40. Tren SAFA
    December 1, 2017
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    chanelnya bagus dan menyenangkan, sukses ya, mapirlah kerumah,aku tunggu

  41. Max Power
    December 1, 2017
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    perfect place for serial murders

  42. ptlofts
    December 2, 2017
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    so.. if a tornado or strong winds shows up everything will be destroyed? theres any protection for the glass windows in case someone wants to break in? thanks.

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