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Architecture on the Market: This Mini, Mirrored Prefab House Can Be Yours for Just $36,000

This mirrored-glass prefabricated home by Estonian company ÖÖD was created in hopes of becoming the hottest new trend in the peer-to-peer housing business.

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This mirrored-glass prefabricated home by Estonian company ÖÖD was created in hopes of becoming the hottest new trend in the peer-to-peer housing business. The small-box design is being touted as the next modern, short-term living space of the Airbnb age; it can be set up anywhere in the world in just eight hours.

ÖÖD imagines these modular pods as miniature hotels that buyers can rent out for travelers. Each unit, selling for $36,000, features a 200-square-foot interior set up in a studio layout. It comes with a custom bed, kitchenette and bathroom with a shower. While it currently has to be hooked up to water, sewage and electricity, the house may soon feature more self-sufficient systems made for off-the-grid living.

From the outside, the house is nearly invisible. Three of its sides blend into the surroundings — in the city or in nature — via the entirely reflective exterior envelope. It’s nearly impossible to see inside. The entrance side is clad in wood and includes a single modest door illuminated by warm lighting on the ground.

Inside the boxy abode, guests have views of the outside world while maintaining maximum privacy. The living area boasts a coherent style of light-warm wood on the ceiling, bedside wall and floor, which includes adjustable heating, as well. Small bulbs with modifiable LED lighting also line the ceiling. A large touch screen and a Bose sound system can play throughout the room for the ultimate entertainment experience.

According to ÖÖD, the interior design of the tiny temporary home puts customers first. Every piece of furniture is tailored to the cozy and contemporary Estonian style of ÖÖD. These distinctively designed hotel rooms, the company says, are so easily marketable that they will immediately help owners maximize their return on investment upon setup — jump-starting entrepreneurial luxury accommodation businesses in very little time.


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