Inspired by the tiny living movement that has emerged in the United States, the Berlin start-up CABIN SPACEY designed this prototype of a fully-equipped apartment to fit the needs and style of urban nomads. Appearing way bigger than the actual size of 25 square meters, the cabin comes with the latest smart home technology, that saves up to 60% more energy than conventional houses. When the tiny house makes it into mass production, it could retail for about €100.000.
Nevertheless, the founders Simon Becker and Andreas Rauch don’t want to sell houses: “We want to offer the service of flexible living in sustainably-designed cabins with a view over the city.” They aim to meet the demand of the urban generation that values flexibility over ownership. By installing rooftop houses in various locations, with the option to rent them out for a short time period, residents gain the freedom to move amongst cities without any hassle. CABIN SPACEY embraces the ‘living as a service’ idea for maximum flexibility.
We are curious to see the first cabins soon on Berlin’s roofscape. While city governments are attempting to catch up on housing development, have a look at other small innovative solutions that provide glimpse into the future of urban housing, such as 3D-printed social housing in France and this tiny house concept, that can be downloaded!