There’s something so appealing about the fantasy of running away to the wilderness and building a shelter with your own two hands, living off the land and becoming one with nature.
Less attractive is the reality of that pipe dream, which involves (oh yeah) actually constructing viable living quarters, installing the plumbing, lighting and internet, and hoping you did it all well enough to withstand the elements.
Setting up camp away from it all, whether full-time or at least during your vacation, has its allure, until you realize just how convenient modern technology has made life.
That’s where Nestron comes in. The Singapore-based company wants to deliver the simple life, courtesy of a high-tech tiny home, well … simply, meaning without your blood, sweat and tears.
Starting at only $19,000, less than the price of many a new car, Nestron is selling completely prefabricated, move-in ready tiny houses, customized to your needs.
No need to buy any tiny furniture—these tiny homes are fully furnished, even with specified appliances. To make living the tiny lifestyle nearly idiot-proof, the houses are delivered to wherever your off-the-grid fantasies take you.
Nestron is dedicated to the same concepts that attract a lot of people to the tiny house market–they’re interested in living with a smaller footprint in an energy-efficient way, without the burden of a big monthly mortgage payment. After all, living small can equal big freedom in terms of your bottom line.
The tiny homes are made from steel for safety reasons and meet fire resistance guidelines. Despite lacking a foundation—which Nestron points out helps to limit environmental disturbance—they’re fortified at advanced levels against earthquakes and typhoons.
Besides instantly minimizing your environmental impact by living small, you’ll be happy to know materials used to construct the homes are formaldehyde-, pollution- and emission-free, and 90 percent of the materials are recyclable.
Nestron’s tiny homes are suited for any climate, whether a humid beach or chilly mountain is in your plans, with an “isolation system” in the walls, fitted doors and double-tempered glass to provide protection and sound-proofing from the outside world, with a one-way “breathing layer” that discharges moisture generated inside.
They’re also designed to be super high-tech with an AI assistant named Canny, who is voice-activated to control house functions and appliances. Canny learns its human’s preferences over time.
There are a number of different models ready for customization and pre-order on Nestron’s website, so there’s really nothing holding you back from making the plunge and embracing the tiny home lifestyle.
You can always tell your friends you helped build it.