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Home sweet micro home: sleep-testing a pod for the homeless

The sort of adjectives estate agents use to describe the tiniest of homes – compact, snug, bijou – do not really cover it.

But young people who have endured homelessness are jostling to become the first occupant of a unique “micro home” inspired by the layouts of luxury yachts and airline first-class cabins.

The iKozie, which measures 17.25 square metres, was craned into place in Worcester after being built off-site and has been carefully fitted out and furnished. Ahead of the keys being handed over to the first resident, the Guardian was given the chance to spend a night in the pod and meet some of those hoping to be selected to move in.

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