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Freedom Rooms: Micro Apartments Designed by Prisoners

Patrick McDonnell

Who has more experience living in cramped spaces than prisoners? Modeled after a jail cell, the ironically named Freedom Room is a 96-square-foot micro apartment offering “a different idea” for temporary and social housing, hotels and hostels. Inmates at Italy’s high-security prison in Spoleto served as consultants, using their intimate knowledge of tiny living spaces to create a living unit that is flexible and adaptable.

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  • Ernest Barbaric

    If this idea is combined with shipping containers - it could be a great disaster housing option as well.

    • John Wynn

      YES! What a great idea.

    • Patrick McDonnell

      Now we're talking! I like it for microhouses too.

  • Victoria

    This would work great for dorm rooms, too!