by the well known Swedish architect Tommy Carlsson is called a happy cheap house is not apparent. Sadly to me the prefabricated minimalist, corrugated clad house that looks like a cube after some major cosmetic surgery, seems so expensive.
But it does have some wonderfully practical and simple design features.
Like the water collection gutters, the small ventilation openings and the main entrance with its clever all-weather covering.
And plywood and corrugated iron are very good construction materials.
The house has been developed as a prototype for the low cost and space efficient prefabricated house market that is seen in Sweden.
But the costs seem expensive at E170,000 for a 110 sq metre house.
In the US, allowing for currency variations, the house would be around $180,000 and in New Zealand's currency it might be around $360,000.
I've been wrong before and once I was mistaken.
Perhaps it is a happy cheap house after all...