Swedish architect Tommy Carlsson's Happy Cheap House is an affordable prefab home clad in corrugated iron. If the cute name isn't enough to draw buyers, perhaps the price tag will - The 700-square-meter modular home is available for approximately $225,000.
Located in Stockholm, Carlsson’s low-cost prefabricated home is based on a frame made out of laminated plywood. The house can be assembled quickly on-site, and its modular construction allows it to be easily adapted to suit different needs.
The home’s choppy angular facade is mirrored within. Optimizing living space where possible, a series of asymmetrical areas define the ground floor living and dining room. The second floor features two bedrooms and a sitting area.
Carlsson explains that the vision behind the compact design is not just frugality, but also practicality: “The concept is both a vision of a better world in the small format, how we live in the future, what we need around us in the housing world and how large a house we really need.”
Photography by Michael Perlmutter