Amazing Expanding House Pops Out of Single Trailer

© Mehdi Hidari Badie

Back in the dawn of the shipping containers as housing era, nobody thought about using empty boxes and shipping air; because of the cost of the box and shipping, people were playing with folding designs. Designer Mehdi Hidari Badie has taken the idea of the pop-up to extremes with what Yanko calls an "Amazing Modern Mobile Home."

© Mehdi Hidari Badie

Blu Homes should hire this guy or pick this unit up for their home shows; it is sort of an extreme version of their folding homes. Really extreme; there are a lot of panels to unfold, a lot of edges that will need gaskets and seals.

© Mehdi Hidari Badie

Yanko writes:

This cleverly compact mobile housing design by Mehdi Hidari Badie has got all the bases covered when it comes to making the most of limited space. With consideration to sustainable development standards, the unit utilizes a combination of steel, aluminum, recycled plastics, and thermoplastic insulation. The versatile design is not only incredibly easy to transport, but has a refined aesthetic that is unrecognizable as a mobile home once it’s been unfolded.

© Mehdi Hidari Badie

© Mehdi Hidari Badie

© Mehdi Hidari Badie

It is all rather clever, over triple the size of the basic trailer, complete with exterior decks and solar panels on the roof. How long it would take to unfold and what it would cost are unanswered questions. More images at Yanko.

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