Thursday, 29 June 2006

micro-compact home

A solution to the expense of city living! I was reading about the micro-compact home, built in Austria and shipped anywhere in Europe. It's a 2.6 m cube that contains everything you need for essential city living.
  • two compact double beds, each measuring 198cm x 107cm, with covered cushions
  • storage space for bedding and cleaning equipment
  • a sliding table measuring 105cm x 65cm, for dining for up to five people
  • flat screen television in the living/dining space
  • a shower and toilet cubicle
  • a kitchen area, which is fitted with electrical points and features a double hob, sink and extending tap, microwave, fridge and freezer units, three compartment waste unit, storage shelves, cutlery drawers with gentle return sprung slides and double level work surfaces
  • thermostat controlled ducted warm air heating, air conditioning, water heating
  • fire alarm and smoke detectors
It only costs £50,000! A bargain considering the costs in London these days. It's advertised as smart living for students or for short term stays. The architect says he's been living in one for three days a week for the last six months and it's quite comfortable. And as a bonus, two units can be joined together to make a living space for two to four people.

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