This 70-square-foot tiny home can be built for just $10,000

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  • A Czech Republic-based design firm released a tiny home called the “Magenta” that can be built for just $US10,000.
  • While the model is exclusively available as a DIY project, construction should only last three months.
  • At 70 square feet, the Magenta is smaller than most tiny homes on the market, but manages to pack a host of amenities into a confined space.

The tiny homes trend has showed no sign of slowing down in 2019. As countries around the world search for a solution to expensive mortgages and rising rents, many residents have taken to downsizing their square footage.

A new model from the international tiny homes architect Pin-Up House was designed with this very issue in mind.

At 69 square feet, the “Magenta” tiny home can be built for $US10,000, with materials costing around $US2,100 and labour costing around $US7,900.


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There’s just one catch: the Magenta is only available as a DIY project. Pin-Up House sells the design plans for $US129, and residents are expected to take care of the rest.

For those willing to tackle the construction themselves, the home is a steal. Take a look at the finished product.


The Magenta may get its name from the stark shade of its exterior, but its DIY design allows residents to choose their colour.

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Though the inside is incredibly small, the home’s architects have managed to fit a table, chairs, and pull-out sofa.

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The Magenta is built on a flat trailer, which makes it portable.

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While Pin-Up Houses designs homes for couples and small families, this one seems best suited for an individual.


The walls are made of heat-insulated, waterproof plywood.

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The ceilings and walls are draped in netting, which offers makeshift storage.

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There are also storage bins tucked beneath the pull-out sofa.


Construction on the Magenta should last three months — the industry average for tiny homes.

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Source: Tiny House Community


The bathroom and kitchenette are folded into the back wall.

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The kitchenette has just enough room for a stove, sink, and storage space. The bathroom has a toilet, but no shower.

While the design may seem unorthodox, it’s actually quite common for tiny homes to come without a shower. When it comes time to rinse, many owners are comfortable showering at their local gym.


At $US10,000, the Magenta is among the cheapest tiny homes on the market.

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Pin-Up Houses describes its model as a temporary fix to housing unaffordability.

Source: The Spruce