The 75 m2 house is made of acacia wood from a sustainable forest in Austria. The construction process is so quick that different sections of the house are prefabricated, with the roof attached.
The house is built by putting sections of construction together, a process that has parallels with historically constructed timber frame houses in Alsace.
Valery Meyer, owner of the house under construction in Blotzheim, near Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin, recounted FranceInfo: “It’s basically the same principle as for timber frame houses, where you can remove the plaster and reuse the frame to put the building elsewhere.”
Houses are ecological and profitable
Ms. Meyer said the house’s eco credentials encouraged her to buy it. In addition to being made of durable materials, the structure is anchored by large stakes – a greener choice than a large concrete slab.
Potential customers also find the cost attractive. The foldable house is priced at 1000 € per square meter. A passerby said, “You can’t find this anywhere else. “
The construction is fully insulated, comes with a dual heat pump, and has the optional additions of a patio, balcony or full glass wall to one side.
It was produced by Baticos, a timber company based in the Alps, which hopes to make the structures available throughout France.
The original design was produced by Italian architectural firm A-Frame, for use after emergencies such as earthquakes.
“I built my house in A in France for € 35,000”
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