These Modern Tiny Houses Offer a ‘Pay As You Live’ Option for Urban Nomads

published Mar 14, 2019
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Thanks to the evolution of residential spaces, the term “house-hopping” has gained an alternate meaning. Case in point: Berlin startup Cabin Spacey’s prefab tiny houses.

Singularly known as the Minimal House, the conservatively-sized structures are designed to accommodate so-called “urban nomads” who are in search of instant housing. That’s where the 370-square-foot homes that provide a “pay as you live” location-independent living arrangement comes in.

Sounding like a moving hack in and of itself, the Minimal House takes the stress out of relocating and tosses in a few cool perks for its temporary residents. As Cabin Spacey CEO Simon Becker explains to Dwell, “For urban nomads, the minimal house is the perfect choice: it’s easy to transport, easy to install, and can be easily hooked up to existing utilities and infrastructures, whether unused roof, urban wasteland, or parking lot.”

The modern wood-clad interior is equipped with a smart technology panel that grants occupants wireless access t0 the living room. It also controls the home’s lighting, sound, heating, and lock systems.

Minimal House features an upstairs loft with skylight windows that serves as sleeping quarters, a window bench that converts into a bed, a bathroom with walk-in rain shower, and a kitchenette with a built-in coffee machine, refrigerator, and cooktop. Depending on the occupant’s preferences, the Minimal House can function both on and off the beaten path, equipped with solar panels and connections that allow it to link to the city grid.

In addition to its sustainability, space conservation, and ease of mobility, the tiny home also comes equipped with extra options to make life on the go decidedly more convenient. For example, occupants have access to various services like laundry delivery, Uber, cleaning services, and assistance with travel arrangements.

For more info on Cabin Spacey’s flexible living option, check out their official website here.