Design blog Dezeen reports on the Mini House, which takes advantage of new zoning laws in Sweden:
Since January 1st 2008 Swedish property owners are allowed to build a 15 sqm house on their land without a building permit.
indoor space: 15 square meters (161.5 sf)
outdoor space: 15 square meters (161.5 sf)
2 people can assemble in 1-2 days
built with SIPS (panels made of plywood and styrofoam)
8 components per house (assembly process shown on the Nordic Marine site)
requires site preparation of a foundation e.g. concrete slab
won the Innovation Award 2008 from the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the UK
More about the concept:
Mini house is a “friggebod” concept which brings some fun and excitement to a dull and conservative market. The concept means prefabrication, flat-pack delivery and weekend-long build-up! Building a house should be fun and easy. Kind of like putting together an Ikea cabinet!
(As best we can tell, friggebod means garden hut or shed.)
See the original post for 11 pictures and more details.
size: 161.5 sf
price: €12,200 - €17,700 ($16,500 - $24,000)
(Hat tip: Treehugger)