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Portable and Foldable Tiny House

The company who makes this tiny house is called Habitaflex, and you might actually consider it a small house instead of a tiny one.

Because it folds out large enough for an entire family to live in. It uses a crank system to fold and unfold.

Plus keys to turn to lock and unlock for folding. No foundation is needed because the home can be built into a trailer that you can pull yourself.

It comes with cabinets, kitchen sink, oven, fan, toilet, and a full sized shower.

It would take you 2 to 3 hours for 2-3 people to set it up or put it away.

For rolling the walls together there is a rolling mechanism that is built in. The roof is also lowered by crank.

Portable and Foldable Tiny House

The width of the house is 8 feet when it’s folded up into a trailer, here watch the video so you can see it for yourself in action…

Below are more screen shots in case you have a slower connection or don’t want to stream video.

Portable and Foldable Tiny House - the Habitaflex

Portable and Foldable Tiny House - the Habitaflex

Portable and Foldable Tiny House - the Habitaflex

Portable and Foldable Tiny House - the Habitaflex

Portable and Foldable Tiny House - the Habitaflex

The Habitaflex is a subsidiary of Maisons Laprise Inc who is a manufacturer of energy efficient prefab homes since 1989.

What do you think the future is for a housing invention like this? Do you see anybody buying and using it? Scroll way down to comment.

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Alex

Alex is the founding editor of TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. Send in your story and tiny home photos so we can share and inspire others towards simplicity too. Thank you!

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  • cathryn December 24, 2010, 4:56 am

    wild! But where does all the furniture go?

  • Julie Graff December 30, 2010, 11:17 am

    Cool! How do I look into getting something like this?

  • Alex December 30, 2010, 2:29 pm

    Hi Julie here is the link to their contact info: http://www.habitaflex.com/contact.php

    Cathryn – not too sure about all the furniture! I hope it’s properly planned to fold along with the whole setup.

  • Alex March 23, 2011, 10:16 am

    @Julie if you liked this you might want to check this one out too, called the Cai House:

    http://www.tinyhousetalk.com/2011/03/20/tiny-mobile-house-expands-to-420-square-feet/

  • Dewayne Vorderbruggen November 12, 2014, 1:09 am

    Looking to build something similar but not in house fashion, i have an idea for a fully enclosed collapsible party trailer, like a Christmas card when you open it every thing extends & already bolted to floor and ready for use, then when done, clean and fold & bring home.
    Perhaps we get together and design greatness,
    thanks for your time.

  • Sonya December 22, 2014, 10:27 pm

    Once upon a time, Sears sold homes out of a catalog that you put together. Then circle is completing itself.

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