Now you never have to be homesick again- wherever you decide to travel, your home can travel with you. Like something out of The Jetsons, this house can fold and unfold itself within 10 minutes with the simple push of a button.
It’s pretty satisfying to watch.
The team responsible for this is “Ten Fold Engineering”, a Britain-based engineering company specializing in developing transportable buildings like this one. The video you see is computer-generated, but they’re making progress in making this concept a reality. The idea is that it can easily be transported on a truck, and then placed wherever you decide. It requires no foundation, engineering experience or manual labor on the part of the homeowner- you just need a big enough space at your disposal to place it on.
It can pop open to approximately three times its size, including about 215 square feet of storage space. The walls can be moved and re-arranged based on how you’d prefer the house to look. It’s also solar-powered.
It was first developed by architect David Martyn, who was featured in Forbes: “We wanted to do something new, but at the same time, we wanted to challenge people to think differently about structures…we live in houses that are stuck in the ground. We aren’t a nomadic culture anymore, so this is a new concept based on a modern interpretation of nomadism as it relates to the global economy.”
The starting price for this cool transportable unit is $129,000.
There are definitely some doubts- by itself that complicated lever-system is a brilliant design but there will surely be issues in regard to plumbing, waterproofing and whatnot. Maybe some time in the near future, any kinks and hiccups with this new technology will be worked out and nobody will have to have a stationary home again.