We've featured a lot of small houses and apartments that prove you don't need a lot of space to be comfortable, especially if you live in a city. This one outdoes them all. Van Bo Le-Mentzel has built a "house" that's only one meter square, that's 10.7 square feet. And it has an office, a bedroom, and doubles as a store. Fittingly, it's called the "One SQM House."
In reality, it's not so much a house as it is a phone booth with a pointed roof. Depending on how he sets it up, Le-Mentzel can sit at a small desk, or peer out a window and use the space as a storefront the size of a lemonade stand. To make it a bedroom, he flips it on its side and adds a mattress (it's just long enough for his body). On top of that, the One SQM House is on wheels, so Le-Mentzel can pull it with him wherever he goes.
Of course, it's not actually a livable space, unlike apartments we've featured that cover just 229, 96 or 78 square feet. But it could be a fun spot to hang out. Le-Mentzel also suggests it would be a boon to the Occupy community.
If you'd like to have your own, head to Berlin on July 8, when Le-Mentzel is hosting a "One SQM House Workshop." For €250.00, you'll get all the materials and instruction you need. Check it out in action: