Will these £40,000 micro-homes solve the housing crisis? Britain's first mini-village of single-person properties inspired by layout of luxury yachts and first class plane cabins is on its way (12 Pics)

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Britain's first ever community of 'micro-homes' is to be built as part of a radical bid to solve the country's housing crisis.
A mini-village of the single-person homes has been given the green light by council bosses in what is believed to be the first project of its kind in the world.
The properties cost £40,000 to build, are just a few feet wide and inspired by the layouts of luxury yachts and the first-class cabins of planes.
They will be used to provide accommodation to those on the housing waiting list in Worcester as well as available to commercially let.
Each of the 16 iKozie homes, to be built on a former city centre car park next year, will be 185 sq feet and feature a bedroom, shower room, living area and kitchen.
A mini-village of the single-person homes has been given the green light by council bosses in what is believed to be the first project of its kind in the world
The properties cost £40,000 to build, are just a few feet wide and inspired by the layouts of luxury yachts and the first-class cabins of planes
Each of the 16 iKozie homes (shown in an artist's impression from the inside), to be built on a former city centre car park next year, will be 185 sq feet and feature a bedroom, shower room, living area and kitchen
Pictured is the micro-home's kitchen area and 'front room', which as a flat-screen television and a seat and stool with space for two people
Last year Kieran Evans, 18, became the first person to move in to one of the homes after it was airlifted into place by a homeless charity in Barbourne, Worcester (pictured)

The 186sq ft space - which takes inspiration from yachts and first-class aeroplane cabins - cost just £40,000 to build and the slick design comes complete with a bedroom, a fully furnished kitchen, a bathroom 'module' and even an entertainment zone
The homes are inexpensive to build and can be stacked on top of each other to create a bigger community. Pictured are the plans for a small community of the homes in Worcester
Pictured is the bedroom of one of the very first micro-homes to be built and lived in. Homeless teenager Kieran Evans moved in to the home in October last year
This floorplan shows the layout of the micro-home. Designers say they could also be used to solve homelessness and help to create communities for students and young professionals
Of the 16 homes on the plot in Worcester, two will be disabled friendly, while a proportion of them will be double stacked

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