Micro Home

Many living rooms are larger than this, but Johannesburg-based architect Clara da Cruz Almeida has designed a micro 183-square-foot home (priced from $18,000), called the INDAWO / lifePOD, that has all the amenities you’d expect to find in a cozy apartment. Almeida collaborated with product design firm Dokter and Misses to construct space-saving, fold-out couches, a fold-down table, and enclosed storage that allow you to transform the space instantaneously. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Miniature Home

“The pod also has very high ceilings, allowing for storage up along the walls and a beneath high lofted bed. The space is bright and airy since the side walls are made of see-through glass, which lets in copious amounts of light. The lower area of the pod can be used for anything, but is particularly well-equipped to serve as a kitchen. As for the green aspects of the pod, it promises to shave huge amounts of money off the energy bill with its prefab design and efficient use of space,” according to Business Insider.