Seriously small little house basically a simple cabin on wheels

At a glance, Japanese Bess’ Imago Iter may look like a typical small house, but its interior is perhaps best thought of as a simple, stripped-down cabin. It dispenses with many of the features often found in such models to provide a very compact and easily towable living space.

The Imago Iter is based on a twin axle trailer and is finished in cedar, with the option of a traditional wooden roof or a plastic roof. It is only 3.7 m (12 ft) in length. To put that into perspective, Minimalist’s Magnolia V5 model is over three times longer.

The interior is accessed through sliding glass doors and there is generous glazing throughout. There is only 6.51 square meters (70 square feet) of floor space available, the whole being taken up by a single room which can be modified by the owner to add furniture and shelving – or perhaps even a small mezzanine sleeping area – as needed.

There is no bathroom as standard, nor a kitchen, and although it is conceivable to add more, it seems better suited to short camping trips, used as an extra bedroom, or perhaps as a portable home office, rather than a full-time home office (that said, for the determined, where there’s a will, there’s a way).

The interior of the Imago Iter measures just 6.51 square meters (70 square feet) and consists of one room


The example shown contains a sofa, storage space, musical instruments, some scattered boxes and other furniture.

The Imago Iter is on the market from 3.51 million yen (around US$30,000, although there’s currently no word on international availability), depending on options chosen.

Source: Bess (in Japanese)