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Tiny prefab Box homes go up in as little as a day

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London's Bert and May Group recently launched a series of clever prefabricated box homes, which take as little as one day to setup
London's Bert and May Group recently launched a series of clever prefabricated box homes, which take as little as one day to setup
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The tiny home also includes a central bathroom with retractable wall for showering in the open
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The tiny home also includes a central bathroom with retractable wall for showering in the open
The fully-functional tiny dwellings boast a rustic appeal, eco-friendly materials, structural insulation and a green roof
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The fully-functional tiny dwellings boast a rustic appeal, eco-friendly materials, structural insulation and a green roof
Each home has been built using reclaimed and sustainable materials such as: weathered barn oak for the exterior and interior walls
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Each home has been built using reclaimed and sustainable materials such as: weathered barn oak for the exterior and interior walls
Reclaimed timber was used for for the flooring; double glazed aluminum doors and toughened glass windows
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Reclaimed timber was used for for the flooring; double glazed aluminum doors and toughened glass windows
London's Bert and May Group recently launched a series of clever prefabricated box homes, which take as little as one day to setup
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London's Bert and May Group recently launched a series of clever prefabricated box homes, which take as little as one day to setup
The Bert and May Group has created four different versions of its prefabricated Big Box home, ranging from a 46 sqm (495 sq ft) two bedroom family home, down to a 7.7sqm (82 sq ft) tiny home
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The Bert and May Group has created four different versions of its prefabricated Big Box home, ranging from a 46 sqm (495 sq ft) two bedroom family home, down to a 7.7sqm (82 sq ft) tiny home
The homes were created in collaboration with local architectural studio, Box 9 Design and take 14 weeks to be manufactured
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The homes were created in collaboration with local architectural studio, Box 9 Design and take 14 weeks to be manufactured
The Bert and May Group was inspired to design the Big Box home, from its firm belief that everyone should have access to an affordable and sustainable home, without compromising on space or quality
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The Bert and May Group was inspired to design the Big Box home, from its firm belief that everyone should have access to an affordable and sustainable home, without compromising on space or quality
The Big Box home has a strong focus on an abundance of natural light and good air flow.
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The Big Box home has a strong focus on an abundance of natural light and good air flow.
The prefab homes are also expected to withstand most weather conditions and come with a 10 year structural guarantee
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The prefab homes are also expected to withstand most weather conditions and come with a 10 year structural guarantee
Made with a steel frame and strong wood cladding, each Big Box home is straightforward to install and takes as little as day to get the job done
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Made with a steel frame and strong wood cladding, each Big Box home is straightforward to install and takes as little as day to get the job done
The one bedroom Big Box home is practically identical to the 2 bedroom version, but doesn't have the smaller internal bedroom
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The one bedroom Big Box home is practically identical to the 2 bedroom version, but doesn't have the smaller internal bedroom
Big Box 1 Bedroom floor plan
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Big Box 1 Bedroom floor plan
Little Box floor plan
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Little Box floor plan
Big Box 2 Bedroom floor plan
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Big Box 2 Bedroom floor plan
The fully-functional tiny dwellings boast a rustic appeal and eco-friendly materials
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The fully-functional tiny dwellings boast a rustic appeal and eco-friendly materials
Buyers will also be given the choice to add an exterior edible garden wall and a solar thermal energy system with air source heat pump to their home
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Buyers will also be given the choice to add an exterior edible garden wall and a solar thermal energy system with air source heat pump to their home
The Big Box boasts a rustic kitchen
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The Big Box boasts a rustic kitchen
The Little Box is a 19 sqm (205 sq ft) one bedroom self contained studio home with separate bathroom.
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The Little Box is a 19 sqm (205 sq ft) one bedroom self contained studio home with separate bathroom.
The 7.7 sqm (82 sq ft) Teeny Box is a an urban inspired private open space unit
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The 7.7 sqm (82 sq ft) Teeny Box is a an urban inspired private open space unit
The Big Box homes come complete with either a Luxury Fit or Premium Luxury Fit
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The Big Box homes come complete with either a Luxury Fit or Premium Luxury Fit
Teeny Box floor plan
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Teeny Box floor plan
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London'sBert and May Group recently launched a series of clever prefabricatedbox homes that take as little as one day to set up. The design firmhas created four different versions of its prefabricated Big Boxhome, ranging from a 46-sq m (495-sq ft), two-bedroom family home, downto a 7.7-sq m (82-sq ft) tiny home. Created incollaboration with local architectural studio Box 9 Design and taking 14 weeks to manufacture, the fully-functional tiny dwellingsboast a rustic appeal, eco-friendly materials, structural insulationand a green roof.

TheBert and May Group was inspired to design the Big Box home from itsfirm belief that everyone should have access to an affordable andsustainable home without compromising on space or quality. Thedesign of the Big Box home therefore has a strong focus on storage space,efficient heating, insulation, abundance of natural light and goodair flow. Furthermore, each home has been built using reclaimed andsustainable materials, such as weathered barn oak for the exteriorand interior walls, reclaimed timber for the flooring, double glazedaluminum doors and toughened glass windows.

Made with a steel frame and strong wood cladding, each Big Box home is straightforward to install and takes as little as day to get the job done
Made with a steel frame and strong wood cladding, each Big Box home is straightforward to install and takes as little as day to get the job done

Madewith a steel frame and strong wood cladding, each Big Box home isstraightforward to install and takes as little as day to get the jobdone. The prefab homes are also expected to withstand most weatherconditions and come with a 10 year structural guarantee. The home'sgreen roof helps to retain interior heat during the winter monthswhile also keeping the home cool in the summer. Buyers will also begiven the choice to add an exterior edible garden wall and a solarthermal energy system with air source heat pump to their home.

TheBig Box homes come complete with either a Luxury Fit or PremiumLuxury Fit. Theformer includes a43-inch Sony TV, Sonos music system with ceiling speakers, polishedchrome and brushed nickel fittings in the bathroom and kitchen, while the latter fit-out includes a 49-inch SonyTV, Autonomics Mirage music system with Amina invisible ceilingspeakers, custom home automation system with single handset or iPadcontrol for the TV, music, lighting and heating, and gun metal andaged brass-ware fittings in the bathroom and kitchen. Each Big Boxhome comes as standard with Nest learning thermostats and smokedetector, Luxul Desk router, Water Monopoly sanitary-ware andFactory Lux industrial lighting.

Here'sa look at the four different tiny homes on offer:

Two Bedroom Big Box

The prefab homes are also expected to withstand most weather conditions and come with a 10 year structural guarantee
The prefab homes are also expected to withstand most weather conditions and come with a 10 year structural guarantee

Thetwo bedroom Big Box squeezes into an area of 46 sqm (495 sq ft) andfeatures an European wall kitchen and open plan dining and living areathat opens up onto the outdoor terrace. The tiny home also includesa central bathroom with retractable wall for showering in the open, asingle bedroom or study and private master bedroom positioned at theend of the house.

  • Exterior: 4.2 x 20 x 3.4 m (13.8 x 65.6 x 11 ft) (WxLxH), including terrace
  • Interior: 4.2 x 17.2 x 2.4 m (13.8 x 56 x 7.9 ft) (WxLxH)
  • Price:£175,000 (US$269,000) for the Luxury Fit and £225,000(US$345,850) for Premium Luxury Fit

One Bedroom Big Box

The one bedroom Big Box home is practically identical to the 2 bedroom version, but doesn't have the smaller internal bedroom
The one bedroom Big Box home is practically identical to the 2 bedroom version, but doesn't have the smaller internal bedroom

Theone bedroom Big Box home is practically identical to the two bedroomversion, but has slightly lower exterior height and doesn't have thesmaller second bedroom. This provides room for a more spacious open plan living and dining area and master bedroom as a result.

  • Exterior: 4.2 x 20 x 3 m (13.8 x 65.6 x 9.8 ft) (W x L x H) - including terrace
  • Interior: 4.2 x 17.2 x 2.4 m (13.8 x 56.4 x 7.9 ft) (W x L x H)
  • Price:£150,000 (US$230,500) for the Luxury Fit and £200,000(US$307,300) for the Premium Luxury Fit

LittleBox

The Little Box is a 19 sqm (205 sq ft) one bedroom self contained studio home with separate bathroom.
The Little Box is a 19 sqm (205 sq ft) one bedroom self contained studio home with separate bathroom.

TheLittle Box is a 19-sq m (205-sq ft), one-bedroom, self-contained studiohome with separate bathroom. The home is fitted with large windowsand sliding doors which open out to the surrounding landscape. Itslayout is not that different to a large hotel suite and, beinginspired by the seaside, the interior and exterior aesthetic of thishome is lighter than the larger versions. Little Box could be ideal as a great little country escape, beach side retreat, backyard guesthouse or tiny house for a teenager or young adult.

  • Exterior: 3.4 x 7.5 x 3.4 m (11 x 24.6 x 11 ft) (W x L x H)
  • Interior:2.8 x 6.9 x 2.4 m (9.2 x 22.6 x 7.9 ft) (W x L x H)
  • Price:£70,000 (US$107,550) for the Luxury Fit and £120,000(US$184,400) for the Premium Luxury Fit

TeenyBox

The 7.7 sqm (82 sq ft) Teeny Box is a an urban inspired private open space unit
The 7.7 sqm (82 sq ft) Teeny Box is a an urban inspired private open space unit

The7.7-sq m (82-sq ft) Teeny Box is a an urban-inspired private openspace unit. It is a single room shelter without a bathroom, kitchenor amenities. The Teeny Box could fit the bill as a quiet tiny retreat,backyard home office, guest room or art studio.

  • Exterior: 3.4 x 3.4 x 3.4 m (11x 11 x 11 ft)
  • Interior:2.8 x 2.8 x 2.4 m (9.2x 9.2 x 7.9 ft) (W x L x H)
  • Price:£25,000 (US$38,400) for the Luxury Fit and £50,000(US$76,800) for Premium Luxury Fit

All of the Bert and May Big Boxes can come fully furnished, with final prices on request.
Source: Bert and May Group via Inhabitat

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18 comments
Derek Howe
HOLY PRICE TAG BATMAN!
Chizzy
not affordable at all
CAVUMark
Once again, small homes big price.
Dax Wagner
The pricing is downright offensive!
Robert Walther
It is always fun to read and see these Gizmag tiny house concepts. Then the price pops up and you have to wonder under what economic system these structures are built. 'Fourteen weeks' construction time? Does that include the time needed to vet the Italian sculptors and glass blowers, and chauffeur them to the Wall Street construction site?
10 year guarantee! At these prices they should be certifiable for a century in deep space! They look like dumpsters or shipping crates wrapped in weathered wood, packing slats.
$76,000 for a 8x10 closet? There has to be a misplaced comma on all of these prices.
Nik
An equally well equipped motor home could be purchased for the same or or probably a lot less, which would have the advantage of mobility, and style.
If they are compared with 'prefabs' built after WW2 in the UK, they are nowhere near as appealing, with or without a lawn on the roof, which would probably become a weed-patch quite rapidly, without constant maintenance. Carrying a mower up a ladder to access the roof would not be my choice of amusement.
These constructions look like converted garden sheds, built from pallets, and for £200,000 I think potential buyers will look elsewhere for a home.
Fred Smith
"The Bert and May Group was inspired to design the Big Box home from its firm belief that everyone should have access to an affordable and sustainable home. . ."
Apparently once Bert & May's inspiration kicked in - their belief in affordability got kicked OUT!
Stephen Lee Phillips
"The Bert and May Group was inspired to design the Big Box home from its firm belief that everyone should have access to an affordable and sustainable home. . ."
At $350,000 for 500 square feet, how the hell could ANYONE (let alone, everyone) "afford" one?
TomDalton
These are all non starters.
Tom Lee Mullins
I think those are really nice designs.
It is a shame that such cool small / tiny houses would have such big prices.