Just look at what ingenious architects in Japan are up to. With both space and funds at a minimum, builders and property owners alike are looking to get the most out of every square foot, even going so far as to build a two-person home on the same footprint as an average-sized parking space.

To make it happen, designers have employed a number of space-saving tricks, including a triangular spiral staircase that decreases the minimum radius needed for going up and appliances that are stashed under counters and in unique cubbies. Doesnt sound like a bad way to go, if you ask us. Hit the jump to see a video of the house for yourself.

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for elbow room!

Interesting video at the link.

via Video: Japanese man builds $500,000 house in single parking space — Autoblog.