The smallest houses in the world | Van Bo Le-Mentzel | TEDxMünchenSalon

Van Bo Le-Mentzel is an architect and designer based out of Berlin. Le-Mentzel has created a Do It Yourself house on wheels. It just has 4 square meter of space and includes a living room, a kitchen unit and even a shower and a toilet. On the roof you find the sleeping area. Thanks to a genius folding system you can wrap and unwrap the house on parking lots in public streets. This house is called “Unreal Estate House” and is a political statement to the real estate economy. Le-Mentzel, who came to Germany as a refugee from Laos, explains, why living is a human right, and why the world gets better, if we start to build our own homes. Le-Mentzel became known for the invention of the hartz IV moebel blueprints (a social DIY-movement) and the One-Sqm-House (the smallest house in the world).

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