The 1-Square Meter House (Isn't A House If You Ask Me)

July 24, 2012


This is a one-square meter "house". Now, I hate to sound like an @$$hole (just kidding, I don't mind), but that isn't even a house. Well, not any more of one than a cardboard box with a window cut out anyways. Throw in a sleeping bag and I'd argue a cardboard box is even MORE of a house. Some pretentious jibber-jabber:

The aptly named One-Sqm-House was designed and conceived by Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel as a place where "no one other than I, myself, can decide what happens with this one square meter of mine in the world. It's the only square meter in the world where I can decide what direction the window looks in, what direction the door opens in, what neighbors I have."

Yeaaaaaaaah, there isn't even a toilet. Granted a toilet isn't a requisite to be considered a house, but it is a requisite unless you want to shit in public. Which I do NOT do. Not even in public restrooms. You know when the last time I used a public restroom was? "The time you looked up and saw a guy peeking over the stall divider?" That's the one! 2006 I think it was.

Hit the jump for a brief video of the thing.

Thanks to Ptentacle, who sold me some oceanfront property but when I drove out to finally see it was just a polluted creek. :(

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