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These Affordable London Tiny Homes Take Just One Day To Build

By Brian Spaen

Micro-sized living isn’t for everybody, but more and more people from all walks of life are considering it for both short and long-term living. Whether they're young professionals looking to make life work in an area with a high cost of living or homeless people who seek a stable home of their own, tiny homes have plenty to offer. In fact, that’s what Lowe Guardians property management and architecture office Studio Bark hope to accomplish with their new micro homes in London.

Large abandoned warehouses and offices are also scattered throughout London, filling up space that could be used as housing. However, deterioration and vandalism often makes these structures more unsafe to occupy than being on the streets. That’s where the SHED project comes in, a collaboration by Lowe Guardians and Studio Bank, to protect these abandoned buildings while providing a temporary housing solution.

“SHED” was the name of the project due to its shared landscape, and the sheds are referring to, of course, the numerous micro homes being built in a community. Residents have the ability to easily construct their living space using a drill and hammer, and they’ll have a positive sense of owning their own territory. It’s just as easy to take apart and reassemble in another location, which is great if your work or personal life may take you elsewhere in the coming years. It’s inexpensive, as well, thanks to using only local products. It's estimated that these micro homes can pop up in just a day's work, which is pretty amazing.