Design Architecture Habitaflex Folding Homes By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Updated October 11, 2018 Migrated Image Share Twitter Pinterest Email Design Tiny Homes Architecture Interior Design Green Design Urban Design This does not look like the usual TreeHugger fare, and is not made with particularly TreeHugger materials, but it sure is clever. The Habitaflex is a prefab that, like the EcoHut we showed earlier, has a 3D core with bathroom and services. You tow it to a site and lower the floors, raise the roof, unfold the walls and plant the pink flamingoes. Voila- instant two bedroom house. Again, not quite to our decorating taste, but it is an easy-to-haul 8' wide by 18'-10" that folds out to 18' x 22' or 396 square feet. Prefinished in natural pine with linoleum floors, wood exterior panels and vinyl windows. Cost? US$33,350 or $85 PSF. We hope some hotshot Quebecois designer contacts them soon and convinces them to make a cool green version- they are onto something here. Put it by the water and get Warren's plastic Kayak and watch your summer unfold.