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Old 01-09-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Patrick Kennedy is a developer who sought out to create the housing equivalent of the Smart Car -- and you know what? He succeeded.

Inspired by an old Airstream trailer that he shares with his wife and kid while on vacation, he created a test home called "SmartSpaces." This tiny place is built to meet San Francisco's smallest legal size for new apartments, 160 square feet.

The crib's crammiest feature is the SmartBench. It's an adjustable banquet that converts from a dining table to guest bed with a skimpy pad that's about as thick as a yoga mat.

An MIT student lived in the space for 3 weeks as a test run. Check out the video to see why the student wasn't 100 percent sold on this version of the apartment. FYI, it has something to do with the itsy bathroom.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:21 PM   #2
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That was fun! Of course, he could also create a multi story "pigeon box" high rise garage with elevators so people could park their AS for months at a time and then take it on the road when they want. :-)

Loved it!
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Interesting concept if not totally origional. In Japan they have been building mini-apartments for years.
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Note the reference to an 'old' Airstream on the init description.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:13 PM   #5
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Also note that CA has a law on how small a place can be. I wonder if the law says how many people per square foot. Imagine an extended family in one of those
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I just saw a video about a guy living in NYC that had about the same area, but the bathroom was a shared bathroom in the hallway. I just wondered what his rent was.
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It almost looks like one could pre-fab the tiny apartment and slide it into a steel shipping container (after cutting the appropriate holes) for a 'portable' version...call it your 'SteelStream'....
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It almost looks like one could pre-fab the tiny apartment and slide it into a steel shipping container (after cutting the appropriate holes) for a 'portable' version...call it your 'SteelStream'....
No need. There are already companies out there building high-quality homes out of shipping containers.

Here are couple of pictures of shipping container homes:
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Note the reference to an 'old' Airstream on the init description.
Yeah, I also noticed the Airstream in the video is not what most would call old.

My guess the Airstream that inspired him, he bought new used it a while got the idea then developed the idea so by his standards it is now old.
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