Video: 30 square meter house in Japan

Do you think you could live in a house no bigger than a parking space? And not just by yourself, do you think you could live there with your mother? Apparently, Fuyuhito Moriya can. Check the video from CNN and tell us what you think.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Video: 30 square meter house in Japan" 17 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
  • Tosh

    “It’s not because people WANT this tiny homes…” – yup. Don’t live in Tokyo then.. If I can’t live in a normal space when I work – I would change the city..

  • livercake

    Japanese culture always seems to get the most out of everything with ease. 30 sqr meters and it looks like a lovely and cozy place.

  • mvb

    WHAT? $500,000 is too expensive for this ‘house’. It means that one s.q.m costs about $16,667!!! It is crazy!!!

    • watanabe

      ask how much of that was land

      • mvb

        Of course I also think the price is so high because of the land, but I never imagined that it cost so much. I fully understand the reason why it is common to see so many tiny houses in Japan.

  • sudark

    This 30 sqm house would seem luxurious compared to some here in the Philippines which are single storey 20 sqm houses for a family of 5 with kitchen and bathroom.

  • admiral