French company PopUp House is offering a new stylish, eco-friendly housing option.
A French company claims it can build an environmentally sound house in just 10 days.
PopUp House is the latest company to create a type of 'flat pack' home, but at the cutting edge of design and technology. What's better, is the French firm is staking its reputation on energy efficiency.
While it isn't available in Australia just yet, PopUp House offers an exciting new goal when it comes to easy, inexpensive and eco-friendly housing, particularly in areas with averse climates.
The first PopUp House in Aix En Provence. Image: PopUp House
According to a statement, PopUp House claims its constructions can reduce energy consumption by up to 90 per cent*, thanks to its use of effective insulating materials and limited thermal bridging. In layman's terms: the home will be cool in the summer and warm in the winter, reducing the need for heaters and air-con! The building materials are also recyclable.
Interestingly, PopUp Houses aren't a one-size-fits-all deal either. The company offers a catalogue of homes which buyers can customise to their liking.
According to the website, once you've locked in your land and budget, PopUp House will put you in touch with an architect who will helo with a customised design. Once that is finalised, a 3D model will be created and the materials will be made and delivered to you within six weeks. From here, a team of builders can put it all together! While the entire process doesn't fit into the alleged 10 days (that's just for assembly, which is still pretty impressive!), the entire deal from concept to completion can take as little as two months.
Prices vary between 1100 and 1900 euros ($1700-$2988) per square metre, plus taxes.
The company has built over 200 homes so far in both urban and rural parts of France.
Sadly, PopUp House is not currently operating in Australia.
*Data from PopUp House, not tailored to Australia