For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world’s priciest city for home-buyers, according to the 2017 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.
James Law, a Hong Kong-based architect, believes that his micro-homes could help alleviate the city’s housing crisis. But his tiny home designs are anything but typical — they are concrete water pipes outfitted with all the amenities of a modern home.
Law explains more about his “tube home” design below.
Called the OPod, the “tube homes” measure 100 square feet. For perspective, a standard one-car garage spans about 200 square feet.
Law’s firm, James Law Cybertecture, manufactured the “tube home” pictured below from a 8.2-foot-diameter water pipe.
It includes a sofa that folds out into a bed, shelves, a mini fridge, a microwave, and a bathroom with a shower.
Right now, the home design is only a prototype. But Law said he plans to start selling the homes soon. His team is currently seeking permits from the city to start building.