Combining a conscious lifestyle with progressive design, POD-idladla, a 186-square-foot “life pod”, celebrates the simple joy of small spaces. 

CNN Business reports the demand for living small is getting bigger. According to a National Association of Home Builders survey, more than half of Americans would consider living in a home with square footage less than 600 square feet with millennial interest increasing to 63%. Architects and prefab manufacturers have run into a couple problems with financing and zoning regulations, but they believe “tiny is inevitable” and wider acceptance will be coming soon.

The first architect that Klein asked to design a tiny house that could be mass-produced was Denmark's Bjarke Ingels. The A45 house he and his firm, Bjarke Ingels Group, designed is an enhanced A-frame style in a prismatic shape with a square footprint. If you imagine taking a cube and pushing two opposite corners down to the ground, that is the shape of the house. The shape gives the interior a more grandiose feel, with full 16-foot height on both sides of the structure.

The 150-square-foot home is a low-impact, off-the-grid structure made of wood, glass and canvas that can be carried into remote areas and constructed by hand.

Klein is taking pre-orders for the home now, with anticipated delivery in the first quarter of 2019. The company's goal is to keep it under $100,000 for the full structure including interior finishes. (Permitting and clearing of the land are extra.)

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