ÁPH80 prefab portable home offers appealing vision of micro-livingView gallery - 11 images
Spanish architectural studio ÁBATON has developed the ÁPH80: a prefabricated, portable micro-home, which is envisioned as the first in a series of upcoming similar dwellings suitable for up to two people. The wood used to construct ÁPH80 is sourced responsibly, and the house can be erected in just a day.
ÁPH80 measures a total of 27 sq m (290 sq ft), and features three interior areas: a lounge and kitchen space, a bathroom, and a double bedroom. The outside of ÁPH80 is clad in grey cement wood board, which lends the structure an appealing minimalist and muscular appearance, especially when all the windows are closed.
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ÁPH80 sports a ventilated facade with 12 cm (4.7 in) of thermal insulation. The interior timber panels are whitened Spanish fir, and its gabled roof is 3.5 m (11.5 ft) in height at its maximum point.
ÁBATON reports that the home is transported via truck and can be placed practically anywhere. Though the interior looks rather spartan, home comforts include a hob, refrigerator, sink and extractor, hot water, and a shower.
That said, there's no word on whether or not a connection to the grid would be necessary for these amenities. Since there's no mention of solar or wind power, one assumes mains electricity would indeed be a requirement. We've reached out to ÁBATON for clarification, but have yet to hear back.
The ÁPH80 is priced from €32,000 (roughly US$42,000).View gallery - 11 images