Check out the flat pack home which costs £30k and takes just six hours to build
AN architect may have found a solution to the UK's housing shortage.
Renato Vidal, from Italy, has created an affordable flat pack folding home which could be yours for just £29,928 and it takes less than a day to install once on site.
Photos show how the individual parts of the innovative M.A.Di houses are made in a factory before being flat packed and easily transported via lorry or container to any location around the world.
Meanwhile, time-lapse footage reveals how the earthquake resilient prefab home is transformed into the final finished house, complete with windows and doors in just six to seven hours.
Interior images show the sleek design inside, which boasts plenty of open plan living space in the tiny a-frame house.
The assembly process takes a team of three people and involves each module being unfolded before roof pitches, interiors walls and flooring are added.
Each home stretches over two levels and comes equipped with a kitchen, dining area and fitted bathrooms.
It comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from a tiny 290-square-feet one-bedroom home for €34,900 (£29,998) to a 904-square-feet three-bedroom family home which will set you back €89,900 (£77,091).
It also has the eco-friendly ability to be completely off-grid and run itself with solar panels and LED lighting.
The M.A.Di Home is manufactured in Italy and can be easily collapsed and moved to a new location or stored away.
The tiny homes can be delivered to the UK – but you'll have to pay a hefty delivery and installation fee.
MADi says the cost of installation and delivery to the UK will be about 30 per cent of the cost of your home.
That means you'll pay between £8,999 and £23,217 on top of the cost of the home.
Prices will vary depending on how many units you need.
In addition, unfortunately you won't be able to buy the cheapest option for living in the UK.
Legislation prevents the construction of any residential dwellings under 28 square metres.
MADi's tiniest home is 26.15 square metres.
Meanwhile, local authority planning laws may prevent you from building one of the homes.
MADi recommends checking with your local authority before buying one of its houses.
The country is currently suffering a housing shortage.
But there are ambitious architects, engineers and builders who want to change the way we look at housing forever.
And micro-living is increasingly being mooted as a solution to the housing shortage.
One group of developers split a four-storey London house into 14 tiny flats which could be the answer to the capital's spiralling rents.
Meanwhile, an architect has designed tiny "pod" apartments on stilts above car parks, which can save space and decrease cost for homeowners.
The Sun Online previously revealed how one family built their dream six-bedroom house in under four days, after buying their mansion flat packed.
And a British engineer has developed an incredible £100,000 flat-packed house that can be unfolded in only ten minutes.
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