Could you comfortably live in just four square meters of space? Students at Yangzhou University say yes, and have designed and constructed a fully functional tiny house prototype that includes a bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and storage space.
With a height of just two meters, this tight cuboid living space was conceived of as a Yangzhou University student project designed to push the limits of minimalism and tiny living. The team of students took half a year to design and construct the first prototype.
The 2m x 2m x 2m container-like prototype can only fit one person through the doorframe at a time. Immediately to the right of entrance lie a bed and a small bedside table. To the left of the entrance is a storage space for kitchen utensils; a bathroom is tucked behind and includes a toilet and standing shower.
While living in a home the size of a postage stamp won’t appeal to everyone, the design could greatly benefit cash-strapped students, migrant workers, and the homeless. The students will be seeking a patent on their tiny house design.
By Lucy Wang