As a general rule, I don't believe in miniaturising things for the sake of miniaturising them, and that includes dogs and baked goods. (Golf is fine.) But this tiny house is an exception. Image: Pin-Up Houses
It's called France, and it's a prototype designed by Joshua Woodsman of Pin-Up Houses, which sells plans for sheds, cottages and tiny houses. According to Woodsman, his latest creation only costs $US1200 ($1610), and takes a team of three people about three hours to put together.
Woodsman says the prefabricated tiny house has 21 insulated panels connected by threaded rods. It comes with three sections — red, white and blue — that feature a sleeping space, a "day zone" with a table and chairs, and a tiny kitchen. All in all, it comes in at seven square metres, according to New Atlas. (There's no bathroom, but that's what the woods are for.)
Image: Pin-Up Houses
It's only a prototype, so unfortunately, you and I can't buy one and plant it down in that empty lot down the road. But Woodsman, whose name is so apt it might be fake, wants to "spread our tiny-house movement around the world," so perhaps France will one day be ours. At least it's bigger than my bedroom now!