German architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel has built the world’s smallest house. Featured on CNN, the affordable 1-square meter house provides all the basic necessities anyone could need. As a Laotian refugee, Van Bo Le-Mentzel understands what it’s like to struggle with everyday needs. Once homeless, the architect planned out in detail how to use the smallest space while providing shelter, a kitchen, a sleeping and office space.
The architect doesn’t planning on selling blueprint for the house, but will send them to you free of charge. The world’s smallest house, consisting of “20 meters of wooden timbers, wall coverings, 200 Screws, four wheels, one acryl-glass window, [and] one door,” is designed to be easily assembled so that anyone can build it.