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10 of the smallest homes in the world

By: Bryan Nelson on June 21, 2010, 1 p.m.
The micro compact home prototype in Uttendorf, Austria

Photo: Micro Compact Home

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Micro Compact Home

Measuring only 2.6 meters by 2.6 meters, Micro Compact Homes somehow manage to include room for two double beds, a bathroom, lobby, dining space for 4-5 people, a kitchen and top-notch entertainment technology. The cube living spaces, inspired by the scale and order of Japanese teahouses, were designed with short-term guests and cash-strapped students in mind.