One-SQM-House: World’s Smallest House

It’s undeniable that the developed world is moving into smaller, more efficient homes. However, Berlin-based designer Van Bo Le-Mentzel, has taken this trend to its most extreme with his One-SQM-House.


As its name suggests, One-SQM-House is a house with one square meter of floor area. The house can be turned on its side to serve as a bed or lounge, or in its upright position, as an office or on-the-go meeting place.


Wheels are attached to the base of the One-SQM-House to ensure maximum portability. Van Bo’s idea is that your home should follow you wherever you go.


The plans for One-SQM-House are being given out by the designer for free. This do-it-yourself house can be made using only everyday tools and materials. The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless has started an initiative getting homeless youth to build their first One-SQM-House.


If you want to try living in the One-SQM-House in Berlin, you can send your request to Van Bo on Airbnb.



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