The same Indian company that has produced the world’s cheapest car has announced its latest product which is a flat-pack tiny house that costs about $700.
It can be assembled in a week and is said to be 215 square feet. It’s a pre-fabricated kit with doors, windows, and a roof.
According to reports, they are experimenting with a few designs. The homes are designed to last about 20 years.
A larger version of the home will also be available. The company is hoping to sell it to private buyers and state governments throughout India.
An Example of a 215 Square Foot Prefabricated Home
The photos of the home shown below are by Sustain Design Studio and have no affiliation with Tata.
I just wanted to show you what a 215 square foot home looks like.
Photo credits: Sustain Design Studio and Jetsongreen
For seven hundred bucks, I doubt that Tata’s home will be anything like this but I’m eager for them to reveal actual photos of the project.
What do you think about a 215 square foot home for $700 that’s supposed to last 20 years? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
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I will buy it.
Me2!!! I think that this is great!Would it pass most city code req’s?
I would buy it, too. Like tomorrow!
My 20 ft. long trailer purchased for tiny hse cost more than that!! Design isn’t far off from mine either except my windows are bigger and have 2 lofts in the works.
I know the cost is so inexpensive it just doesn’t make sense.
Just in case anyone didn’t read all the way through I want to reiterate that those pictures are not of Tata’s actual design (they haven’t released it to the general public yet)
I just found an example of a 215 sf so you guys can get idea of size.
I think it is great and would love to buy them here for rental cabins.
Alex, it would be nice to find out more about the house that is pictured. The link does not lead to any information about it that I can find.
Hey Tim check out this blog post over at Jetsongreen, he’s got more information and more pictures on it there: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2008/11/rapid-rooms-mod.html
It is fantastic , TATA can do it, this will serve many many thousands of homeless people of India, Let the State governments introduce this for the downtrodden people.
I also like to install one on the terrace of my house.
please let me know the booking details.
Thanks for coming by Thomas!
Alex I tell u that, this TATA coporate word is bit higher up , and they can deliver.
Sign me up sight unseen for $700. 20 years will last longer than I will, so it’s a deal. For $700 a pop, I can afford guest houses as well, assuming the county will allow such structures. On the other hand, if you have a few acres, they’re easy to hide. Can’t wait to see the pics of the Tata houses (both sizes) and get more information on the ones pictured above.
Haven’t been able to find an update for this, Charlie. Not sure if they went through with it yet or if they even plan to.
Good move by TATA’S to give low income group families a have there own house,I will go for it.
Even though the design above is by Sustain Studios, I think Tata could learn or be inspired by it. I like the simple design. If Tata’s design looks anything like the design above, IMO; it should do well.
I would buy one and put it on my property as a guest cabin NOW.
I imagine, from the sound of it, a little extra would need to be paid for insulation and stuff. But I think they’re a great idea and could imagine they would be especially useful in post-disaster areas rather than tents or cramming people into the local shelter. I mean $700 for 20 years, is like $35 per year. That’s really nothing. Ok, so you’d then probably have to pay for the land or ground rent but even then, I imagine it’d still be a really great deal.
And your example of 215sq looks pretty roomy. 🙂