This flat pack home takes only six hours to build and is under $45k

by Sonia Taylor

There is an eco-friendly flat pack, foldable home that takes just three people six hours to build, and it's less than $45,000.

Looks like our thirst for the tiny house trend isn’t going anywhere, thanks to clever innovation from Architects like Italy's Renato Vidal.

The A-frame style home comes in a variety of sizes, is earthquake-proof, and can go completely off-grid with solar panels, LED lighting and grey water systems.

The assembly process takes a team of three people around six to seven hours, where each module is unfolded before roof pitches, interiors walls and flooring are added.

What's more, the charming sustainable home can be built anywhere with levelled ground – you don’t even need concrete foundations.

Made completely in Italy, prices start at $43,000 (€28,000) for a 27sqm home with one-stage staircase and range up to $96,000 (€62,000) for an 84sqm abode with a two-stage staircase.

Inside, a sleek design showcases an open-plan living and dining area with lots of natural light. But everything is customisable, and M.A.DI. recommend combining different modules to create your own aesthetic.

All basic models include a fitted bathroom, kitchen connections and technical installations, and are typically delivered 60 days from the acceptance of final drawings.

Time-lapse footage (above) from M.A.DI. architects shows the prefabricated home being transported to its location, unfolded and easily built.

The M.A.DI. team believe that the weather-resilient structures can provide social solutions from, “residential units or public facilities, as well as tourist villages or emergency camps of various sizes.”

Live temporarily wherever you want, or set up more permanently in your sustainable A-frame. The choice is – affordably – yours.

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