We’ve seen some pretty innovative house designs recently, including 3D printed ones etc, but this new Bosabl Casita takes the biscuit. It’s pre-assembled on the factory floor, folded up into a package measuring 8 feet on one side, then shipped to the destination site. Once there, it can be unfolded in around an hour, and customised, connected to services and finished ready to go in a day. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the makers are offering it at a measly $49,000 delivered. And that includes the kitchen, bathroom and other fitments already in the box.
The interior is not too shabby either. The only question we have is how well the house weathers over time. With that flat roof and all those nifty hinges, that’s a lot of vulnerable points of possible failure we’re seeing. But as low cost, simple to deploy housing goes, this one is now pretty high on our list. There’s no word when and if it will be available outside the United States, but we do hope it goes international. Oh and just to mention, there’s almost no timber involved in the construction. It’s steel, concrete and other stuff (see the video), and all built on a fancy new style production line before final assembly. Interesting times.