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‘Parking space’ house in the Midlands would fetch £160,000

A new house built in Birmingham city centre makes clever use of minimal space

At only 5 x 2.5m, it’s compact to say the least. Yet a three-storey house the size of a parking space has been valued at £170,000 by one of the region’s biggest estate agents.

Jaspal Dhillon, director of Places Birmingham, said the award-winning ‘Tikku’ house, which has taken up residency in Brindley Place in Birmingham city centre, would make a fantastic home.
The house arrived in the city on April 5 to highlight the dependency on cars and the alternatives you can have in their place.

Brought from Helsinki by new travel app Whim in partnership with Helsinki Design Week and Artek, it has attracted more than 5,000 viewings already.

“The house has certainly created a lot of buzz in the area,” said Jaspal. “Birmingham is already something of a property hot-spot but this house would be one of the most desirable given its clever use of space. The top floor is particularly cool – it brings the outside in with its full glazing and gives unrivalled views of the city.

“Planners take note – we need more clever design and better use of space!”