Canadian company NOMAD Homes has produced a new concept micro-home that measures just 100 sq ft (9.2 sq m), ships as a flat-pack, can operate off-grid, and is said to be easy-to-build. The firm has turned to Indiegogo to raise funds for manufacturing, and eventually intends to sell the base version of the home for under US$25,000.
This home's usable space is about nine tsubo (or 320 sq. ft.) in the Japanese measurement system. Based on a 1952 design by architect Makoto Masuzawa—modeled on his own residence—the tiny home is built to accommodate a family of five. It was built by the Japanese firm Commdesign in 2004 for a couple with two small children in Chiba, just outside Tokyo. The construction cost: $115,000.