07/11/2013 05:07 pm ET

You Can Pick Up This $5,000 House And Take It With You


While most of us will be on the beach this summer (or sweating it out in the office), Lacy Graham and Patrick Beseda will be in the Navajo Nation, in Utah, building a house. A very small house.

The two architecture students from the University of Colorado explain the project here, in a Kickstarter appeal. Just 150 square feet, the portable house is designed for two people. Graham and Beseda plan to cut its plywood pieces in Denver, assemble, disassemble, and then transport the whole kit to its new home. The pair are taking part in a program called DesignBuildBLUFF that every summer brings teams to the desert to work on experimental buildings.

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