This Sleek Micro-Apartment Building is the Size of a Parking Spot


Tiny house lovers, meet Tikku. A super sleek, multi level tiny apartment that currently lives in a bustling Helsinki square, where it only takes up a footprint of 2.5 x 5 meters (roughly 8′ x 16.5′) — the size of a parking spot.

The house, designed and installed by Marco Casagrande, is described as “a contemporary cave for a modern urban nomad.” Tikku, which means “stick” in Finish, seeks to bring a sense of the organic to city life.

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The house is designed to be mobile, to set down wherever one might place a car. It has three floors: one for sleeping, one for working and a green-house that are designed to be endlessly adaptable to the owner’s needs. There’s a sand box in the base of the building for balance, so one can simply set the house down wherever there is space, no foundation required.

Tikku is self-sufficient. It produces its own energy with solar panels and it has dry toilets. Fresh water is carried in. Modern man has to die a bit in order to be reborn.” For more photos of the space, and some very poetic descriptions of the home, head on over to the Casagrande Laboratory website.

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