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This Foldable, $23K Tiny Cabin Pops Up in Less Than 3 Hours
Publisher:
Dwell
San Francisco, California, USA
Media, Architecture, Interior Design, Housing
Author: 
Kathryn M.
Date Published: 
2020-12-24
Keywords: 
Housing, Single Family Home, Tiny House, CLT, Cross-Laminated Timber, Mobile Home, Prefabrication
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3928
Added: 
2020-12-25 19:08:27
Updated: 
2020-12-25 19:51:08
Content Score: 
8.02
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881
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Brette Haus
Excerpt:
A unique hinge system allows the Brette Haus to unfold into an instant shelter, home office, or event space.

Imagine a home that can can easily be packed up whenever you want to move—that’s what Latvian housing startup Brette Haus offers with their new line of foldable cabins. Available in a variety of sizes and configurations, the prefabricated structures feature a patented hinge system that folds entire sections of the living area and roof into a small, square shape for easy shipment. When you're ready to set it up again, the home unfolds with a few simple moves.

For added durability and sustainability, each unit is made with cross-laminated timber that lends a wood-clad look inside and out. The units do not require a permanent foundation, which simplifies the process for backyard or off-grid installations—and it also makes them perfect for pop-up events and providing relief after natural disasters. The foldable design also allows each unit to be transported practically anywhere, and the company guarantees the hinges will last at least 100 relocations.

Prices start at €18,700 (approximately $23,000) for the smallest model, not including taxes, import duties, or transportation costs. Standard options include full plumbing and electrical wiring, as well as basic bathroom and amenities, while premium options include a full kitchen and off-grid features, such a prewired solar battery kit. Models are available to order on Brette Haus’s website, and construction typically takes eight to ten weeks once a deposit is received. Keep scrolling to see more of these innovative foldable dwellings.

Organizations Mentioned: (3)
Brette Haus
Riga, Latvia
Architecture, Products, Folding Houses, Affordable Housing, Prefabrication, Construction, Clt, Cross-laminated Timber
Viking Windows
Järvamaa, Estonia
Products, Windows
WIGO Group
Limbazi, Latvia
Products, Clt, Cross-laminated Timber, Glulams