This house is built in just 10 minutes after pressing a button
It is curious how projects have been developed focused on improving and making more efficient the use of structures to have a home , here 3D printing has shown good cards although the robots are not far behind . But this could happen in the background when we see that the folding structures can be a good option, as they offer us the possibility of moving with everything and home.
Ten Fold Engineering is a British company that is attracting attention around the world thanks to its interesting proposal of houses that are built in less than 10 minutes . These houses can be folded to be transported to another place, where the best of all is that they have what they need to live, including furniture.
Ten Fold, a structure, hundreds of possibilities
In broad outlines, it is a structure that can be relocated and unfolded in itself , which can be used as a house, restaurant, office, shop, exhibition stand and even as a refuge in disaster areas, Are very spacious.
This structure does not require specialized machinery, labor or knowledge in construction or architecture, since you only need to press a button on a remote control so that the structure is folded or unfolded in less than 10 minutes. Even its creators say that the average time is 8 minutes.
To understand where the shots go the best is to see it in full transformation through the following video.
This type of house is just one of the models that the company has available, but in all cases the structure folds into a container of 64 square metersready to be transported. In the interior there is up to 20 square meters of space to store furniture or other objects, which are also ready to be transported and not damaged.
Ten Fold mentions that anyone can design the structure according to their needs, each structure can be stacked and deployed up to three times its size . Thanks to its modular nature everything can be moved and changed to suit the client. An important point is that you have what you need to connect to the electricity grid, but you can mount solar panels, batteries and even your own plant to treat water and tank for drinking water.
The structure is based on a series of mechanical joints pre-designed to fold and unfold automatically, which feed from an internal battery that supplies only the mechanism of the structure and which can be recharged at any time. Right now the company is looking for commercial partners to license its technology, but expect by the end of the year to be able to sell these habitable structures directly for a price starting at $ 129,000 .