Build your own mini-home! Czech designer creates 11ft by 6ft house that costs just £8,000 (but you’ll have to put it together yourself)
- Czech architect Joshua Woodsman has created a ‘tiny trailer home’ that is just 11ft 2in by 6ft 2in
- Instructions on how to build the ‘do-it-yourself’ cabin can be bought online for $79 (£60)
- Woodsman, 31, from Prague, estimates material and work costs to be $9,900 (£7,550)
A Czech architect claims to be offering up a solution to high house prices, by offering up a ‘DIY home’ costing less than £8,000.
The Magenta Tiny House is just 11ft 2in by 6ft 2in, but still fits a sofa bed, heating, a small kitchenette, a water tank and a chemical toilet.
It is designed to be built onto a trailer, meaning owners can create a home wherever the heart is – and there is a road to get there.
Do it yourself: The Magenta Tiny House, created by Czech architect Joshua Woodsman, costs just $9,900 (£7,550) to put together
Tight squeeze: The tiny house is just 11ft 2in by 6ft 2in, but still fits a sofa bed, heating, a small kitchenette, a water tank and a chemical toilet
Small space: This photo taken from the ‘kitchen’ end of the mobile home shows additional storage in the ceiling
Plans for the Magenta Tiny House can be bought on Mr Woodsman’s website for just $79 (£60).
Prospective owners must then purchase their own materials and put the Tiny House together by themselves.
Mr Woodsman says he estimates material costs at $2,100 (£1,600) and work costs at around $7,800 (£5,950) and the plans taking around three months to assemble.
Mr Woodsman, from Prague, Czech Republic, spent two years working on the designs from devising the idea to putting together the final sketches.
The 31-year-old, whose real name is Vojtech Valda, is 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.
Come inside: This content drawing shows the details of the small house, which is essentially a tiny studio flat on wheels
Home is where the heart it: Mr Woodsman, from Prague, sits next to one of his Tiny Houses
It’s got it all: The back of the trailer hosts a kitchenette, the water tank, storage and the small bathroom
Mr Woodsman, who is founder and main architect at company Pin-Up Homes, also boasts the property allows owners to spend romantic dinners anywhere in the countryside and believes the home could be a perfect solution for all.
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 other ‘tiny houses’, the manoeuvrability is quite fine.
‘We were thinking about wind loads mostly. You can ride with magenta in a safe way at speeds of up to 80km per hour.
‘My house appeals to those who don’t want to fall in debt.’
‘Build your own DIY house! It does not even necessarily have to be on wheels.’