On Twitter, @TechInsider shared a video of a house built by the company Ten Fold Engineering which is able to expand to three times its original size by folding in on itself! The home could have fascinating influence on people's mobility and housing affordability.
These houses can be folded away in minutes https://t.co/hqC97kZzsw— Tech Insider (@Tech Insider) 1543131840.0
Some viewers of the video, which shows Ten Fold Technology's first working prototype of the house, had some safety concerns:
@techinsider Wind effect ?— Joseph-lytics (@Joseph-lytics) 1543137133.0
But, for the most part, people were amazed!
@techinsider This is incredible! 💯💯💯— PrintSunglasses (@PrintSunglasses) 1543508008.0
@techinsider Wow!!! I love this.— Cindy Neumann (@Cindy Neumann) 1543450829.0
Some Twitter users were a little less than impressed, saying similar things have been done in the past.
@techinsider While a cool idea, it's not a new idea. There are about a dozen companies that make similar folding houses. #architecture— David Stehle (@David Stehle) 1543444014.0
@techinsider So... it's a slightly roomier trailer.— Waylon Irvine (@Waylon Irvine) 1543509602.0
Others, however, wanted a folding home as soon as possible!
@techinsider Santa, pleeeeeaaaassssseee! I promise I'll be good next year! 🎅🌲🥞🦌🖤⛄🎄🤶— lillybelle50 (@lillybelle50) 1543572154.0
@techinsider Wow...I want one....— June Sanders (@June Sanders) 1543444272.0
The folding home, which sells for $113,000, can be transported anywhere, and is expanded using only an electric drill, could do great things for homeless populations around the globe.
@techinsider WOW WHAT THIS COULD DO FOR ALL HOMELESS!!!🙏🇿🇦— HELLO SA & WORLD (@HELLO SA & WORLD) 1543134055.0
@techinsider I would live in one of those.And i would buy 5 for homeless people.(If i could.)— Bernardino Santana (@Bernardino Santana) 1543593221.0
If you recognize the folding house from somewhere, perhaps you've seen something similar on BBC's Top Gear...
Campervan Challenge | Top Gear | BBCwww.youtube.com
Or it's possible you've seen one of these other folding houses!
7 FOLDING HOMES THAT DEFINE INNOVATIVEwww.youtube.com
After seeing these videos, it's pretty clear that the future is foldable! Get ready to take your houses on the move, humanity.
H/T - Twitter, Ten Fold Engineering