Tata Group, which is manufacturer of the world’s cheapest car and the world’s cheapest water filter, is now working on building the the world’s cheapest house. The Indian automaker is working on a $720 flatpack home that can apparently be constructed in a week.
The flatpack house is 215 square feet and consists coconut fiber or jute walls and has a life expectancy of 20 years. The company plans on offering prefabricated kit with windows, roofs, doors, and more. Also in the works is larger versions with rooftop solar panels and a veranda.
Tata plans to offer the flatpack home to private buyers who have plots of land and to state governments who could offer the homeless a place to live.
The flatpack homes are currently being tested in West Bengal.
- By: Omar Rana