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CNC operator: Chop Shop

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Micro house

Excluding installation and VAT. Estimate only, based on example specification.
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A small cabin for temporary accommodation or rural retreats

With the rise of platforms like AirBnB, tourism has changed. Instead of owning a holiday home, or staying in hotels, more of us are choosing to rent cabins to escape for a few days. This is also driving increased expectations generally. The rather ugly, and often cold static caravans of the past increasingly don't meet these expectations.

That isn't the only kind of demand we've been seeing for this kind of micro home. The first version of this design pattern was actually developed for an organisation that provides temporary accommodation for people who find themselves homeless. The fundamental needs are similar: a place that provides warmth and comfort, but also feels restorative to spend time in. A home from home.


The chassis has 200mm of insulation in the walls and floor, and more in the roof, making it better insulated than most homes.

Static or mobile

The micro house can be built as:

  • A fixed-in place structure, using minimal foundations, such as ground screws (which can be removed later, leaving minimal footprint on the land),
  • A relocatable structure which can be assembled offsite then relocated by crane or
  • A relocatable structure built onto a trailer-bed, which can be relocated by towing.

Park homes

If your project is intended to fall within the UK 'Park Homes' legislation (The Caravans Act 2013), you will need to use the variant with a lower internal ceiling height.

Design flexibility

As with many WikiHouse Skylark structures, windows can be positioned in different possible locations. You can also use any cladding (for example, corrugated metal), internal finishes, furniture or decor.

An extra sleeping space

The design includes an additional 'loft' space which can be used as an additional sleeping space for children, or guests.

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Micro house

Excluding installation, site works and VAT. Estimate only, based on example specification.


Upfront carbon cost
Internal floor area
Suitable for
UK, Europe, North America
Uses some custom blocks
Last updated
April 18, 2024


Cutting files for many blocks can be found in our block library. If this design uses custom blocks that are not in the library yet, you can engage our design team to create them for you.
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