Imagine a folding home – yes, a house that you can produce, fold as a package and unfold when you are building it. Crazy? Not for some Italians that had an idea that is growing fast among the lovers of tiny houses.
Tiny houses are not only small constructions. Together with the process that will finalize your project quickly, with no more than 500 square feet on average (sometimes less than that), the tiny house movement describe themselves as “an architectural and social movement that advocates living simply in small homes.
There is currently no set definition as to what constitutes as a tiny house; however, a residential structure under 500 square feet (46 m2) is generally accepted to be a tiny home. The tiny house movement promotes financial prudence, eco-friendly choices, shared community experiences, and a shift in consumerism-driven mindsets. [ref]
The majority of the tiny houses are build the same way a bigger house is done, but some innovative companies are trying to design more practical houses. M.A.Di.® Home is an unfoldable modular living unit. Using an unfolding technique, this construction system allows to realize earthquake-resistant buildings for residential, leisure and hospitality. M.A.DI. can be also used to set-up of temporary villages for sports, fairs and first aid facilities in case of natural disasters. Houses cost normally range from $ 30,000 to $40,000 dollars. You can watch the video clicking here
Time will tell if people will enjoy the tiny living space comfortably, but we are sure that this will be an effective option for some big cities that already suffer from the low inventory of traditional new homes. In USA the average square footage of a new home is around 2,500sf. Tiny houses are here to change these numbers. Let’s wait and see what future will bring.