Habitaflex – Foldable Tiny House

by Kent Griswold on February 22nd, 2008. 19 Comments
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The Folding and Transportable Home. The Habitaflex is another tiny home on wheels. Along the lines of the Tumbleweed Tiny House and the Martin House-To-Go.

The Habitaflex expands or folds into a much larger living space yet folds down to a very small footprint so you can take it anywhere.

Habitaflex

Habitaflex

Here is a quote from the Habitaflex website.

An entirely factory-built and innovative solution to temporary and permanent accommodation, this home can be unfolded, transported and relocated. Its rapid and easy installation can get this home up and running in a few hours only! Thanks to its clever opening mechanism, Habitaflex deploys virtually effortlessly and, in no time, reveals a complete and comfortable home comprising: a kitchen, living room, bathroom as well as 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. Its plumbing and heating systems are fully integrated in the wall cavities so you can be operational and stay in your new home the very same day of your installation!

Following is a sequence of photos showing the setup of the home. Make sure and visit the Habitflex website.

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February 22nd, 2008and filed in Pre-fab
Tags: Pre-fab
19 Comments

19 Responses to “Habitaflex – Foldable Tiny House”

  1. Donovan says:

    This looks awesome. I’m gonna look into this more.

  2. joe says:

    looks like we need to look into this more.

  3. John Kinsman says:

    Please send contact information, more details and prices.

  4. well, i could find no pricing on their site. they should state a range, at least.

  5. Hambad says:

    Has anybody seen one in real? Can it really be trailed with a simple pick-up or do you need special transport,

  6. WILSON MORENO says:

    i would like to know the cost and weigh for this wonderfull house.

    thanks

    w.moreno

  7. Antonio says:

    I have not seen something like that in my 20 years as an architect :)

  8. Richard says:

    Indeed you can haul these with a pick-up truck! Except for the 34′-0″ long version which it weight around 22,000 lbs

  9. Lyne Foster says:

    Can these be shipped to America ? What are the “extra” fees involved?

  10. Richard says:

    Shure, just contact the sales department
    at toll free 1.877.248.8886
    or 1.418.248.8886
    and ask for Martin Rodrigue.

    Thanks

  11. liz goertz says:

    A price range would be nice

  12. Millie says:

    I emailed them for a price list and they responded with “choose your options and we’ll send you a quote.”

    But they also told me (and I’m pasting that line in here so make sure I get it right):
    “42,000 $CAD to 80,000 $CAD for one unit (from 70$CAD/SF or 755$CAD/m2) plus shipping from Montmagny, Quebec, Canada. (Advance payments required prior to production and delivery).”

    Hope that helps.

  13. lori says:

    how does the electricity work?

  14. brady says:

    Where do you put the funiture when you fold it. Is there a storage area inside?????

  15. Riyell says:

    Where does the waste in the comfort room goes?How does it been disposed and where does the water supply of the house came from???

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  17. Extremely intresting! There are too many technical difficulties for such a project. I would really like to see it in real.

  18. dee says:

    I thought this looked familar:
    check out “Popular Mechanics Aug 1957″ for free at a google’s public domain link (below comment)

    8 foot wide home opens to 35-foot by “turning winch”—this mobile home was about $5000, but that was way back in 1957!!!

    “The Schult Corporation designed the mobile home “with over 500 square feet of living space in a package that’s only eight feet wide and 35 feet long when it travels. Schult solved the problem by putting piano hinges in the walls, roof and floor. To pull up stakes, you simple move all the furniture to one side of the trailer and fold up the other side.

    For a semi-permanent stay, it takes a total of six man-hours to set up… at the end of that time, however, you have a two-bedroom ranch-style house for approximately $5000.”

    http://books.google.com/books?id=HOEDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA90&dq=mobile+home%2Bfoldable&hl=en&ei=ENzhTJbfI8SBlAeomPDvAw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CDkQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

  19. Yes I am really amazed how EASY these houses are assembled from the video. I think this is a good solution for expanding cheap accommodation to city dwellers.Thanks

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