I design very small, one-person houses I call Basic Personal Shelter. Thus the website BPS.house. Affordability, simplicity, and privacy drive the desire to live in a very small house. There is a huge demand for affordable housing worldwide. The BPS could be mass-produced to meet this demand. It then becomes Mass Personal Housing.
I design furniture for people who sit on the floor. I call it Floorsitter Furniture. The very small space of the BPS doesn't leave much room for furniture. So living on the floor makes sense because the whole room becomes the chair. Furniture for floorsitters needs to be low to the floor, easy to move, takes up little space, and serves a purpose. For this I have the website Floorsitter.furniture.
This is the website of
Jeff Abrams, AIA Architect
Phone/text: 803-447-6231 USA
This is my book on Basic Personal Shelter. The front and back cover is to the left.
I have recently had the book printed. I have posted the book proofs here. If you want a hard copy email me and I will tell you where you can buy it.
You can read the full book by clicking on the PDF symbol below.
I am a floorsitter, which means I sit on the floor, not in chairs, when in my home. It started for me when I did yoga sessions. It has continued in floor exercizes at the gym. In general, I am comfortable sitting on the floor. It feels free, unrestrained. It works well in a very small house because furniture quickly fills up a space. A nice rug, or layers of rugs, makes the floor comfortable. And the motion of getting up and down is an exercize in itself. I consider it a healthy by-product of a very small house. The picture to the right shows using computer packing boxes for low tables. I hope to develop this further. I have obtained the domain name Floorsitter.furniture. We will see where this goes.
Note: The pics of my 12 x 20 BPS show regular furniture. I put it in there so that a person who is not a floorsitter would see that this house is livable.
This BPS is 240 sq ft.
It's story is told in my book.
Below are floor plan and photos of it.
Same BPS -- Recent Pic
Article 2017 about Jeff and his 240 sf BPS - Picture good, type difficult to read.
Inside the Main Room:
Kitchen is to the right.
Bathroom is behind kitchen to the left.
There is no built-in furniture. Each person sets up the main room to live in as they see fit.
This is not a "tiny house". This is a small house. The rooms are normal size. Just fewer of them.
This BPS is approximately 144 sq ft.
I am in the process of refining it and hope to build one soon.
If you build a house based on what you see on this website,
it is your responsibility to confirm you meet all building requirements
which are applicable in the place where you are building.
What you see here might not comply with what is required in your location.
Questions or Comments?
Please let me know.
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