Tikku: A Tiny, Prefabricated 3-Story Apartment That Fits Inside A Standard Parking Space

October 26, 2017


This is Tikku, a tiny prefabricated 3-story apartment created by design firm Casagrande that fits inside a standard 2.5 meter x 5 meter (~8 x 16-foot) parking space. The unit is self-sufficient, environmentally friendly, and can be erected overnight. Me? I was erected overnight and part of the next day once, but only because I accidentally took two boner pills instead of melatonin to fall asleep. Man...now THAT was a wild night. "What did you do?" Mostly tried to frantically contact my doctor.

Keep going for a couple more shots as well as a video timelapse video of its construction, which also includes some of the interior.






Thanks to Cyndi M, who agrees it really needs a rooftop pool.

  • Karen Sheerin

    I live in an apt that is under 1000 Sq ft. It's miserable. Having to move three things to get to the item I need is a bummer. This tiny house fad is just propaganda. Try living in one for five years. Then I'll listen.

  • Wraith

    Nice gust of wind and it'll take up 3 parking spaces.

  • AtomicMountain

    Is "Tikku" the Japanese word for "shed"?

    This looks like something Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys would live in if he won the lottery.

  • It's Finnish for "stick".

  • Skagosi Unicorn

    I'm from the suburbs and all I can picture is someone driving into my house, knocking it over, and being like "I'm in your house, bitch."

  • Nicholas Conrad

    But if this is in my parking space where does my car go?

  • Mark

    In the other one!

  • Ha, like you'd have a car.

  • WhiteEagle2

    We can fill up our parking lots with these things, and then park our cars in apartment buildings.

  • Bling Nye

    Park in a driveway? Drive in a parkway?

  • Adibobea9

    Why do we keep making homes for Japan? Move out to the West and have as much land as you want…

  • Deplorable Erik Dee

    I won't be able to see my neighbors once we move to Texas.

  • Ollie Williams

    The drawback, of course, is that you have to live in Texas.

  • SmokeThatSkinWagon

    Half the fun of looking at tiny homes is seeing how they've creatively organized the minimal space. Not once do they show how the place is laid out. :|

  • Can't agree more. I keep seeing this tiny house pop up but I have not seen any photos of the inside layout. The inside the main part that I want to see!

  • GeneralDisorder

    Most do. People want to show off.

  • The_Wretched

    Why not just insert 3 tubes and stick us in a ventilated coffin? Is this part of a sinister plot to get us to living like mice or other rodents?

  • Bling Nye
  • Jenness

    Agreed. The moment I see Leonardo DiCaprio and Al Gore trade in their mega-eco-disaster mansions lessening their humongous carbon footprints maybe I won't roll my eyes at these and wonder why we can't ever seem to make safe sleeping and microliving spaces for the homeless, mentally ill and people in poverty - only for rich hipsters.

  • But, I don't want microliving.

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