Tata Group to sell Ikea-like flat packed ‘Nano’ house for Rs 32,000 (US$720)

India’s Tata group will sell a flat-pack house that costs just $700 and can be built in a week.

The Tata group , maker of the $2,500 Nano car, said that the 20-square-metre (215-square-foot) home comes from a pre-fabricated kit that includes doors, windows and a roof.

“We have already prepared two-three different designs based on discussions with users and are gathering more feedback,” Sumitesh Das, the head of the project at Tata, told reporters in Hyderabad on Friday.

Tata already has a housing division and develops land and properties.
$300 house discussions, ecodomes and ecoshells

There has been a lot of recent discussions around the idea of $300 houses for the developing world

Factory mass produced houses for the developing world could help to accelerate the improvement of conditions for the worlds poor. Previously there have been ecodome $3200 houses for the poor.

The Eco-Dome is a small home design of approximately 400 square feet (40 sq. meters) interior space. It consists of a large central dome, surrounded by four smaller niches and a wind-scoop, in a clover leaf pattern.

Domes for the world (DFTW) is trying to build ecoshell houses in the developing world

According to a recent United Nations’ report, meeting the housing needs of mass urban migration will require the construction of 96,000 homes a day between now and 2030. According to the UN, our world has 1.6 billion people living in substandard housing and 100 million homeless. During the next thirty years, those living in slums will increase to nearly two billion unless action is taken.

A June 2010 Conference of the