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WATCH: Build this $10k Home-of-the-Future in One Day with an Allen Wrench


Minimalism is the name of the game right now. Restaurants that serve only breakfast cereal. Smarter cars that are less spacious than your bicycle. When your computer is actually a phone, which is actually a watch. But the China People’s Architecture Office, is taking minimalism to a new level with the home design they pulled off recently, which cost $10,000 and can be built in a day with just an allen wrench, IKEA-style.

The “Plugin House” was built for a Mrs. Fan as an attachment to her existing home, and you can check out the whole digs in the video. The design concept has been catching on for its hyper-feasible design — it can be assembled by a relatively unskilled team, with just one tool, in a variety of conditions. Since the area doesn’t have a sewage system, the home even comes with a compost toilet, plus a spacious rooftop space for entertaining your cool sustainable-minimalism friends.

Adan Kohnhorst
Adan Kohnhorst is a US-based writer, producer, multimedia artist, and former associate editor at RADII. His work has been featured in publications such as Maxim and the Chinese-language StreetVoice, and he’s an active member of the hip hop and DIY music scenes in Shanghai, NYC, and Dallas. He learned Mandarin in high school to train at the Shaolin Temple but now uses it to interview rappers. He blogs about China and Asia on Instagram: @this.is.adan
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