Sure, people have had pop-up campers for years. The idea is that you can fold it up, cart it behind your car, arrive at a campsite and set up a temporary shelter. Now, though, a company has taken that concept and put in on steroids, creating the pop-up house. All you need to set it up and collapse it is a battery-powered drill! While I don’t know how many people will drop everything and order one the moment they discover them, you have to admit, both the idea and the technology behind them is pretty impressive.
Ten Fold Engineering has designed multiple versions of these folding and unfolding buildings which could be used in all sorts of applications from guest houses to medical suites to simple restaurants–obviously, they would need to be customized to serve some of those functions, but it looks like the technology exists to do that. Watch the video of the prototype.
According to the company’s website, these structures will be in production in 2018 and prices will start at $129,000.