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Micro-house could solve homes crisis

Mark Prigg, Evening Standard

25 August 2005

MEASURING only 2.6 metres wide, this cube home could be the answer to London's housing crisis.

LIVING IN A BOX: The architects believe the pods could fit the bill for London's students and key-workers

Inside the wood and plastic box is a small bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and office - and it could all be yours for just over £30,000.

The 'micro compact home' has been developed by researchers at Munich University and a British architecture firm, Horden Cherry Lee.

The firm is in talks with Hackney council to build a mini village of the homes, which are being tested by Munich University students.

The architects believe the pods could eventually be in use across London as student and key-worker accommodation. 'These are really the ultimate London houses,' said Richard Horden, one of the cube's creators.

'For key workers, and even business-people, they offer the perfect combination of price and space. They are small but they have everything you need.'

The homes provide a double-bedroom on an upper level and a working table and dining space for five. The kitchen is accessible from both levels and the entrance lobby doubles as the bathroom.

The cubes can be stacked on top of each other and come with hi-tech gadgets including LCD TVs and broadband internet access.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/dmstandar...in_page_id=1804

Micro-house could solve homes crisis

Mark Prigg, Evening Standard

25 August 2005

MEASURING only 2.6 metres wide, this cube home could be the answer to London's housing crisis.

LIVING IN A BOX: The architects believe the pods could fit the bill for London's students and key-workers

Inside the wood and plastic box is a small bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and office - and it could all be yours for just over £30,000.

The 'micro compact home' has been developed by researchers at Munich University and a British architecture firm, Horden Cherry Lee.

The firm is in talks with Hackney council to build a mini village of the homes, which are being tested by Munich University students.

The architects believe the pods could eventually be in use across London as student and key-worker accommodation. 'These are really the ultimate London houses,' said Richard Horden, one of the cube's creators.

'For key workers, and even business-people, they offer the perfect combination of price and space. They are small but they have everything you need.'

The homes provide a double-bedroom on an upper level and a working table and dining space for five. The kitchen is accessible from both levels and the entrance lobby doubles as the bathroom.

The cubes can be stacked on top of each other and come with hi-tech gadgets including LCD TVs and broadband internet access.

You can stick these where the sun dont shine, people want to live in houses not a shoe box

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You can stick these where the sun dont shine, people want to live in houses not a shoe box

Apparently not. Look at the millions of new homes sold in this country in the last few years that have master bedrooms about 10' x 11' and other bedrooms 10'x9' and smaller. Throw in a back garden the size of a postage stamp with the benefit that you will never be broken into from the back because 10 of your neighbours' houses overlook the back garden and you have ... a nation of shoeboxes.

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