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A Vietnam based architecture firm, Vo Trong Nghia Architects, has began developing prefabricated housing for low income families in Vietnam. This concept of tiny housing would provide the people with not only a safe place to live but a durable long-term shelter too.

Since 2012 the firm has been working to create these houses for those who earn less than $100/month. Normally these people would be forced to live in temporary shacks. So the architects are creating what they call the S House 2 which can provide affordable, durable, low cost and low maintenance homes for those in need.

The current cost to develop one of these homes in Vietnam is $4,000. Below you will see that this 322 sq. ft. home is very basic. The only thing I’m concerned about is the bathroom which I wasn’t able to find but assume is located as a separate structure nearby (see below).

The S House 2 is a long structure with a sleeping area at one end, dining table in the middle, and a space for personal items at the other end. Please enjoy below.

$4k Affordable Tiny Housing in Vietnam

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Images © Hiroyuki Oki/Vo Trong Nghia Architects

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A 200-year old townhouse in the historic Leiden, Netherlands lands a make-over and is turned into a modern minimalist home with history.

The original structure remains the same while the interior has been stripped and re-vamped with multifunctional furniture and a twisting staircase to get to each of the three levels. 

Total square footage on this 17th-century neatly stacked townhouse is 807 square feet.

Wooden furniture is built-in on each level to provide storage, seating, desk, lounge areas, bedding, and more.

This open plan three story townhouse is functional, yet simple, which keeps the house’s original character.

Three-story townhouse Turned into Minimalist Home

I encourage you to enjoy touring the rest of this inspiring little house in the Netherlands below:

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I think you’ll like this 433 sq. ft. floating tiny home by Studio Halmet Architects.

Inside you’ll find that it has that warm and cozy look and feel to it.

Wood flooring, natural wood furniture, lots of windows, and corrugated steel ceiling.

And yes- an upstairs sleeping loft accessible by ladder.

Floating Tiny Home

If you want to see more of this tiny floating cottage enjoy below:

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This custom built modular prefab home has the most amazing windows I think you will enjoy.

Built in 2003 for approximately $60,000 by Geoffrey Warner and his team.

A humble little abode is where a violinist of the Minnesota Orchestra finds a peaceful off-grid retreat with her family.

WeeHouse Modern Prefab Micro House

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Larry contacted us to show us his gorgeous creation, the Casa Maria. He built this vacation home about four years ago in Costa Rica for less than $60,000.

Including the loft space, the home comes to 764 square feet. It’s built out of cypress wood, and has asphalt roofing. Underneath the neat curved roofline of the house is a carport and laundry room. The main living space is wide-open with couches, a fireplace, kitchenette and pool table. There’s a bedroom and a bathroom, as well.

Enjoy the photo tour of Larry’s wonderful small home!

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Costa Rica Vacation Home for Less Than $60K

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Images via Larry Windes

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This is the story of a concrete hut tiny house in Tokyo, Japan. The home, nicknamed the Love2 House, was designed by Takeshi Hosaka for a couple. And has just 18-square-meters of space inside, which is approximately 200-square-feet.

One of the first things you’ll notice about it is just how far up the peak of the home goes up – and yes, inside you get to enjoy that vaulted ceilings which make you feel sort of like you’re in a cathedral even though you’re only in a 200-square-foot tiny house. Amazing, right? At the tip-top of the ceiling, yes, you have skylights.

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Couple’s concrete hut tiny house in Tokyo

 

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