Thursday, November 30, 2017

Italy Enters the Tiny House Market with a Winner

While the has the Tiny House on Wheel market in its pocket, other countries have begun to leapfrog it with their versions of tiny houses. Italian architect and acclaimed home accessories designer Renato Vidal is the mastermind behind this brilliant and resilient alternative in affordable tiny housing world.


Unlike other types of tiny houses, this one is shipped on a flatbed truck and unfolds vertically to form a cute interesting home.

The MADi home is the future of affordable tiny house living. This prefabricated space can be your next humble abode in less than a day of build-time.

The MADi (which is an abbreviation of ‘modulo abitativo dispiegabile’, Italian for “deployable housing module”) is a modular home. Compared to others in the booming tiny huose market, the MADi comes in with unique flare, boasting a beautiful A-frame design, and environmental friendliness, as well as game-changing earthquake resistance.


When you think of tiny house living, the first things that comes to mind are the essentials: a place to eat, a place to pee, and a place to crash. The MADi Home  manages to package all the characteristics of a comfortable home into an innovative and sleek looking design that can literally be unfolded and assembled.

It even arrives with the electrical system, plumbing, and HVAC system ready to go.

And if you’re looking to go all the way toward lowering your footprint, you can also opt to add solar panels, LED lighting, and gray water systems.

The MADi Home comes in 5 basic floorplans that grow to allow more living space and bedroom areas. The current options range from a 290-square-foot tiny home with a one-stage staircase for $32,800 to a 904-square-foot family home with a two-stage staircase that will cost you almost $73,000.

The MADi house construction requires a crane which is usually the knuckle crane on the flatbed trailer, some extra hands, and about six to seven hours of work. All of this can be done with zero environmental impacts, and it can be built virtually anywhere without the assistance of a soil-degrading, concrete foundation.

And it can taken down and moved to a new location over and over.

Even though it is currently only available in Italy, the company has International patents and will either be taking orders and shipping them overseas to the US or taking on manufacturing partners in here.

My suggestion: contact them today and find out if your factory can get the rights to build them here. You could be the Vertical Blu Homes of tiny houses.

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