Origami Housing – Foldable Tiny House Can Be Moved and Installed in Just 3 Hours

If you’ve always dreamed of packing up your house and moving around whenever you like, this foldable tiny house that comes with plumbing and electrical wiring pre-installed is going to seem mighty interesting.

Latvian startup Brette Haus only started producing its ingenious foldable houses last December, but its innovative design and technology has already made quite an impression both on the general public and housing experts. Using cross-laminated timber as the main construction material, Brette Haus can build a whole house in 8 weeks, and then install it anywhere in 3-4 hours. Because it doesn’t require a permanent foundation, the foldable house can be moved at any time, and has minimum impact on the land it’s set up on.

Although it didn’t come up with the foldable house concept, Brette Haus did introduce a series of innovations, like a patented metal hinge turn mechanism and the space doubles feature which increases space by 149%, that make its tiny houses some of the best on the market. The fact that each house comes equipped with almost all technical facilities included (sewage, electric wiring, and plumbing) is a big bonus as well.

“After years in wooden industries, we have concluded that prefabrication manufacturing is the most
up to date way of building a house,” Brette Haus founder, Gennadii Bakunin, said. “It is just like when you play LEGO – you have separate parts, which have to be put together. Brette Haus «plays» LEGO for a customer and then constructs a tiny home perfect for instant moving in.”

Brette Haus currently offers 3 versatile house designs, with sizes varying between 20 and 50 square meters. A 70 square meter option is currently in the works. The foldable abodes can be transported pretty much anywhere, and are installed in around 3 hours, using a small crane.

The Latvian startup currently takes about 8 weeks to build a single foldable home, but plans to reduce that time to half by enlarging our manufacturing space and increasing the production rate.