In a time when real estate prices are going through the roof, Italian Renato Vidal has created a brilliant alternative to traditional housing. The M.A.Di. is a flat pack folding home that costs only $33K and three people can assemble it in any flat location in about 6 hours.
The building is certified as seismically safe and created with high-quality material. It comes in a variety of sizes, ranging from a 290-square-foot home for $33K to a 904-square-foot design for $73K. All basic models include a bathroom with sanitary facilities, kitchen connections, one stage staircase and technical installations.
Once on site, M.A.Di. can even be constructed without a concrete foundation. The structures can be assembled to go completely off-grid with the addition of solar panels, grey water systems, and LED lighting. “It creates cosy and safe places highly customizable according to your needs,” its website writes. Delivery time takes up to 60 days after the acceptance of the final drawings.
M.A.Di. looks like an ordinary house, but everything underneath the exterior is the complete opposite of “simple”
It is a flat pack folding home that costs only $33K and three people can assemble it in any flat location in about 6 hours
The home doesn’t have to be built on a concrete foundation, allowing the structure to have zero impact on the environment
Here’s a time-lapse of its assembly
And this is how the structure looks when completed
The interior has a sleek and modern open-plan style
And the 290-square-foot home can be customized to grow to a 904-square-foot design