It’s never been easier to live large in just 500 square feet—just take a look at this tiny house model by Abodu. The Bay Area company has designed Scandinavian-inspired mini cabins (technically called Accessory Dwelling Units, as they’re meant for backyard installation), that are bright, modern, and come with the option of arriving fully furnished with millennial-approved pieces. Think a dining table from Hay and chairs from Muuto, an Article sofa, and a mattress by Casper. Now you can get the micro-house of your dreams without having to search high and low for a couch that will actually fit into it.
The cherry on top? They’re quick to install and cost-efficient. As Dwell reported, each home can be set up in two weeks, and pricing starts at $199k (a pretty standard cost for an ADU). Designed in partnership with UK firm Koto, which specializes in Scandinavian style and small spaces, these homes come with well-thought-out interiors that make small-scale living fuss-free—and, dare we say, soothing.
Unfortunately, since these units are ADUs (and not mobile homes), permitting options can vary from city to city, but if you live in California, you shouldn’t have any problems. Time to call up that Golden State friend and see if they’re open to a major backyard renovation. Can we move in yet?