Prefab portable home from Spain is simple and elegant

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Here is a cute little prefab "portable home" from Spanish architects ÁBATON The 290 square foot one-bedroom unit is built from CNC cut timber and clad in wood fiber cement board.

It seals up nicely for shipping and security; you can barely tell where the windows and doors are. The architects write:

The use of wood throughout the building not only adds calmness and balance but it is also hypoallergenic. The sourced wood comes from regulated forests (will regrow to provide a wide range of other benefits such as further carbon storage, oxygen generation and forest habitat).

It is a simple yet sturdy construction made of materials chosen to provide both comfort and balance. ÁPH80 embodies the principles and objectives of ÁBATON: wellbeing, environmental balance, and simplicity.

I have a bit of worry about the detailing, the lack of roof overhangs and the use of cement board as roofing, but it has a childishly simple design that is seductive. The architects mention that it has a " Ventilated façade with 12cm thermal insulation around the building."

It looks like it was dropped in the field here for the photo shoot; there don't appear to be water and electrical connections. Cost is 32,000 Euros, which is pretty cheap for modern prefab. More at ÁBATON, found on Small House Bliss

Prefab portable home from Spain is simple and elegant
What more do you need? Perhaps a roof overhang or some shingles.

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