By Josh Saunders
An architect hopes to help future home-owners not fall into debt with his ‘build your own’ tiny magenta houses costing less than $10,000 (£8,000).
The miniature creation that fits a sofa bed, heating stoves, a small kitchenette, chemical toilet and heating costs less than around 3.5% of your average property.
From last year’s UK House Price Index, the average home was valued over £225k ($290k) and in the USA, a median home costs $200k (£155k) according to real estate marketplace Zillow.
Mounted onto a trailer, indoor wiring can be connected through a cable to the mains and is also fitted with a water tank, gas cooker and outdoor lighting.
The Magenta Tiny House, designed by Joshua Woodsman, 31, of Pin-Up Homes he boasts that the property allows owners to spend romantic dinners anywhere in the countryside.
They are trying to spread the ‘tiny house movement’ all over the world, showcasing the design’s cost efficiency, reduced construction time and that they are environmentally friendly.
Plans for the 11ft 2 x 6ft 2 home can be bought online, with estimated material and work costs at $2,100 (£1.62k) and $7,800 (£6k), which take three months to assemble.
Joshua, the founder and main architect, from Prague, Czech Republic, spent two years working on the designs from devising the idea to putting together the final sketches.
He said: “Because it’s unusual and provocative.
“It contrasts to the grey minimalistic style of contemporary very modern architecture, with clean interiors without any household equipment, which almost everybody has.
“In comparison to the other Tiny Houses, the manoeuvrability is quite fine.
“We were thinking about wind loads mostly. You can ride with magenta in safe way max 80km/h.
“I don’t think this house especially helps to solve some crisis.
“It just appeals to those, who don’t want to fall in debt because they do not have money to buy something they ‘want’.
“Build your own DIY house! It does not necessarily have to be on wheels.”
For more info, visit: www.pinuphouses.com.