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Check out the Single Hauz, an innovative prefab housing design from Poland-based Front Architects. If they look a little like billboards, it's no mistake — billboards were indeed the inspiration for these streamlined homes. Supported by a single pole, these small residences are intended for design-savvy singletons. This is because the floor plan for the Single Hauz is just 290 square feet, which includes kitchen, bathroom, and living space on the first floor that opens to a deck. The second floor includes a sleeping loft with roof access.

To see another picture of the Single Hauz, just

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While some may find these designs a little outlandish, I can't help but think they'd be a great choice in flood-prone areas such as the Gulf Coast. What do you think of them?

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chancleta chancleta 8 years
reminds me of the ultra slim living in the movie "the fifth element"
chancleta chancleta 8 years
i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
txex90 txex90 8 years
Couldn't you just see a whole bunch of them, condo-style stacked near each other? You could have some Swiss-family-Robinson connectors to your neighbors, a futuristic pod neighborhood? hmmmm
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
ever neat!!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
I love it!
eightieslingo eightieslingo 8 years
That is so neato!
sarlafrock sarlafrock 8 years
I loooove this!! I want to live in one. Wonder if I could park my smart car underneath?
lindsaybriggs lindsaybriggs 8 years
gruaig_rua I was wondering the same thing...flood waters and hurricane force winds seem like they could be the downfall of the house (literally!). Still pretty cool though. Love to see one in person!
conanho conanho 8 years
That looks insane!! What an amazing idea! I would love to see more!
Cris1192 Cris1192 8 years
Living there would be so cool and it's so small!!
LauraW68 LauraW68 8 years
Very unique!
emalove emalove 8 years
Reminds me of something I'd see on that Extreme Homes show...cool!
specialcamper specialcamper 8 years
If you go to the website and click "Single Hauz dla każdego" then click on the pdf link, you can make a paper model of one!
specialcamper specialcamper 8 years
That's amazing!
quinnunc quinnunc 8 years
go to the website, click "projekty," click "BUDYNKI MIESZKALNE," click "single hauz," and then click "english" on the left side. a few more pictures, but still no floorplan.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
If I was totally loaded this would be the tree house I got for my kids (which I haven't had yet.....so that gives me time to get rich....)
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 8 years
I wonder how sturdy it is. I mean would a strong wind start swaying the whole place?
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 8 years
I think this is really cool! I love small living spaces.
ElleJay ElleJay 8 years
STRANGE.... yet intriguing..
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
That just screams out for some organizational inspiration from the ever-popular "Living in 300sq ft of Space" Ikea display. It reminds me of the Hotel Everland that's on top of the Palais de Tokyo.
annebreal annebreal 8 years
290 square feet?? A floor plan or pictures of the inside would help me wrap my brain around this one. Whoah.
macaronsbedon macaronsbedon 8 years
It is absolutely gorgeous, and yet it doesn't it seems out of place in the city and with low intimacy. As for the one on water it is quite harmonious, but yet again there is the question of security...
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
i love it... brilliant idea...i'd love to spend the night
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I love it too! And it's not too tiny! I am sure my apartment is smaller then that!
wren1 wren1 8 years
This is soooo cool!! Love the one on the water.
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