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. :(

  • John Whatmeworry

    My back hurts just looking at it. No room to stretch out. Stop stealing ideas from the CIA's chamber of interrogation techniques Van Bo Le-Mentzel (if that's even your real name).

  • John Doe
  • Gordon Freeman

    I'd rather sleep in my car.

  • "A house can not be a home if there is no place to hang my suits." - Sir Issac Newton

  • "forever alone.."

  • Gob

    My cardboard box is more comfortable.

  • english nazive

    Absolute crap that is - i feel almost ashamed that such fookers coming (to) from my town
    theeese chineeese are really serious thread 4 the world LOL - only FB & google combined are that dangerous - send em Artists & Designers with the fabulous famous first space-ship (hitchhikerthruGalaxy) straight to the Sun !!! Pollution there is burnt in a second tho..
    and btw GW - pick with more responsibility - we always think i gotta respornt - oops

  • What fuckery is this?

  • How high were you when you wrote this? Was it the brown acid?

  • lorrrd

    Dun have 2 B Hi 2 do an unnerdy Comment - smartass - lift that 4 1ce from fake-leather-chair u mite get asense of Irony - nonsense

  • BobbyRooney

    well, at least its bigger than nyc apartments! hah!

  • That's not a house it's a cold frame.

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    I don't think there is room enough for me and to grow weed.

  • $18922249

    "Oh look, my ceiling!" should be the caption for that first picture.

    How he never noticed that before...

  • BillGatesIsYourDaddy

    How are you supposed to get busy with the ladies in this?

  • Bob Thayer

    What "ladies" ?

  • One word: Imagination

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