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10-Square-Foot Micro House You Can Work, Study and Sleep In

This could be the world’s smallest usable house. I like to stereotype it as a micro house.

At just one square meter (10-square-feet) it’s certainly one of the tiniest shelters around, wouldn’t you agree?

It’s unique in that it serves you in two ways by flipping the home on it’s side or having it stand upright.

When you lay it on its side, you can use it for sleeping, lounging, or reading. When you turn it up you can sit at your tiny desk or even use the window to open yourself up to the world.

It’s as simple as that. The only other feature you’ll find is that it has wheels and it’s extremely lightweight so it’s easy to take with you and you can tip it over and back up all by yourself since it weights just under 90 lbs.

Since it’s release, it’s been rented out on Airbnb.com and has now been featured on the Real Estate sections of Yahoo! and AOL. The YouTube video of the house- which you can watch below- has now served more than 206,000 views.

The One-Sqm-House Micro House

Photo Credit Airbnb.com One-Sqm-House

Who knows what else it will inspire? Watch the video below, enjoy the photos, and share what you liked best about it in the comments.

The One-Sqm-House Micro Home

Photo Credit Airbnb.com One-Sqm-House 

World's Tiniest House.. The One-Sqm-House at Just 10 Square Feet

Photo Credit Airbnb.com One-Sqm-House

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!

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  • sesameB July 23, 2012, 4:07 pm


  • Alex July 25, 2012, 9:41 pm


  • LaMar Alexander LaMar July 29, 2012, 12:43 pm

    The designer has a great small house he lives in and has some interesting ideas however in my opinion a house must serve the purpose of more than shelter from mild weather.

    Seems more like a publicity stunt but whatever floats your tiny boat!

    • Alex August 27, 2012, 1:51 pm

      Good reason to say that LaMar and I agree for most people. It can be a real solution however for the homeless or just as a backyard retreat to get away/relax/write/etc.

  • Cal 20 Sailor July 30, 2012, 2:47 am

    Sorry, Alex, but this goes to the “kook” end of the spectrum and does nothing to help the reputation of the movement — the press and public would LOVE to make this guy the posterboy of the whole effort. Please steer clear of cheap plywood phonebooths offered up as “micromini-” or “ultramini-” Tiny Homes…

    • Alex August 27, 2012, 1:53 pm

      Thanks, Cal, valid points for sure. This would work best for homeless. It wouldn’t meet my needs, that’s for sure.

  • Cal 20 Sailor July 30, 2012, 2:55 am

    Please also steer clear of cardboard boxes, favelas and other shanty-townlike structures, freeway overpasses, bridges, urban doorways, etc. In my opinion, structures made of pallets, discarded corrugated metal, and other “recycled” materials, while well-intentioned, is borderline and requires a VERY creative effort to pull off well. Sorry if that seems judgmental, but aesthetics is a matter of some judgment.

    • Alex August 27, 2012, 1:54 pm

      Thanks Cal, no definitely- and in most cases I agree. I do enjoy what Tiny Texas Houses and the like are doing, though.

  • alice h July 30, 2012, 11:42 am

    Not a functional house but it’s a great idea for a backyard playhouse for kids. Caution advised if you’re planning to use it as an outhouse!

    • Alex August 27, 2012, 1:55 pm

      Would be great for a backyard playhouse/study especially for kids. LOL would make a horrible outhouse 😀

  • Barbara July 30, 2012, 6:48 pm

    I think that this could have some real world applications. Only in mild weather, and a bit with sturdier, with a lockable door/window….Homeless folks in my town live often with less than this. A dry place to sleep and lock up belongings could be a boon. Will suggest it around a bit. Thanks for the ideas.

    • Alex August 27, 2012, 1:56 pm

      Thanks, Barbara1

  • Tim August 26, 2012, 12:35 pm

    I’m intrigued by the tiny house movement. On the one hand, I can see why people want to minimize their complex life. On the other hand, psychologically, it seems like we’re secretly wanting to be punished for being so wasteful – by putting ourselves in the equivalent of a jail cell.

    • Alex August 27, 2012, 2:04 pm

      Wow, nice observation Tim. I think it’s a delicate balance for everyone. I have a lot of different opinions and try to understand other people’s perspectives too. I think if we go too extreme sometimes, it can become a form of self punishment and that’s not good. We definitely have to and should respect our own needs. A structure like this I can only see benefiting the homeless and in other cases it’s just for fun.

  • Cal 20 Sailor August 27, 2012, 3:04 pm

    What I see happening and being expressed in things like the Tiny House movement, environmental/sustainability, farmers’ market/community garden/grow-your-own movements, etc., is a rethinking and rejection of the discredited self-centered, materialistic consumerism and careerism that has dominated so much of our history, so far. I believe self-loathing and self-punishment will be the likely outcome if we DON’T reject practices we find unjustifiable and start living more rationally. I believe these past destructive practices grew out of the ambition for increased social status that became so much the norm that few questioned it. Now, with some hindsight, we are turning toward establishing a more cooperative community instead.

  • Cahow February 16, 2013, 9:34 pm

    Oh, for Pete’s Sake! I’ve used Outhouses that were bigger than that “house”. Seriously, Dudes….QUIT calling things 1) homes; 2) houses; 3) dwellings; or 4) domiciles, JUST because the dang thing has four frickin’ walls! Between the music, the voice over, and the dude hanging out of his “shoppe” window a.k.a. Lucy Van Pelt, I felt like I was watching a *google* commercial or a commercial introducing the iHouse, Cupertino’s latest entry in MUST have products.

    For people who are curious about downsizing and going smaller, seeing something THIS ridiculous is just that…ridiculous and a real turn off. I guess I could crawl into the trunk of my car with a blanket and a book and call THAT a “house”, too. ~insert eye roll~

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