Building with small budgets doesn’t necessarily mean you have to cut costs on design elements. Usually, a small budget requires that the size of the building be reduced (for this house, less than 260 square feet are used by the two inhabitants to live and work from home) and that decisions be made on which elements energy and money should be put into.
In this house, everything is minimal and basic except the openings. All the generosity was dedicated to the way the house opens up onto the prairies.
Four modules of massive glass doors slide along the walls. Each module is composed of a square of transparent glass, framed in opal white glass set on wood fittings. The interior space is bathed in white light and punctuated with viewing positions.
Once they are slid open, the panels disappear entirely; half of the house is stripped off and the prairie is literally invited in!