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Woman Builds Tiny 186-Square-Foot House to Avoid High Cost of Housing



Isabella Mori, 50, is a resident of Vancouver, Canada, and she found the price of housing in her home town overwhelming. Unsurprising, since Vancouver has the second most unaffordable housing in the world. Her solution? Build her own home at a cost of only CAD $39,000 (USD $30,995).

The attractive, light-filled dwelling, which Mori calls "Thousand Crow," is equipped with well-planned features such as a fan to vent the cat litter box and a number of built-in, space-saving storage solutions.   

See many more interesting pictures of Thousand Crow at Isabella Mori's Imgur post.

Via: Design Taxi | Images Credit: Isabella Mori


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Instead of building a mini-house, most people just buy a cheap old trailer and put it in the back yard of a friend or family member's house. Not usually allowed by zoning, but incredibly common. Only costs $50 to rent a truck to move the trailer once, if you don't already have a vehicle.

I just went on craigslist and found an older 20' travel trailer going for $800, which is just about the same sqft'age as this mini-house. Seller says it's in good condition, but even if not, there are LOTS of other choices out there, and they're not difficult to repair.
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