The first Italian unfoldable house has come to light (and it’s all made in Abruzzo) | Abruzzo4foodies

I’m sure that my foreign readers know what tiny houses are.

The tiny house movement is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical family home is around 2,600 square feet, whereas the small or tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet. Tiny houses come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, but they enable simpler living in a smaller, more efficient space.

People are joining this movement for many reasons, but the most popular reasons include environmental concerns, financial concerns, and the desire for more time and freedom.

For most people (including us Italians) the majority of income is dedicated to the roof over their heads; this translates to 15-30 years of working over your lifetime just to pay for it.


So what is the alternative? One solution might be to live smaller. While we don’t think tiny houses are for everyone, there are lessons to be learned and applied in order to escape the cycle of debt in which most of us are trapped.


Finally also in Abruzzo tiny houses are no longer a dream!

A few months ago the MA.DI Home has come to light: M.A.Di. is the first unfoldable modular living unit using an unfolding technique thus allowing to realize earthquake-resistant buildings for residential, leisure and hospitality. M.A.DI. can be also used to set-up of temporary villages for sports, fairs and first aid facilities in case of natural disasters.

This revolutionary housing solutions is finally on the market today and likely to create a new trend in Italy: cosy and safe places become affordable and highly customizable, using eco-friendly wood with zero environmental impact that reflects the wishes of our times, where everything is changing and moving constantly.

M.A.DI. buildings do not consume soil, as they do not need any foundations when temporarily placed on a level ground: when necessary, the anchoring is ensured by a new innovative system with a screw pile foundations. When the building eventually ceased to be used, you can fold it and move it to another place, or store it in a warehouse ready for the next use. The addition of solar panels can make M.A.DI. structures energetically independent. These are the only construction removable, recoverable and reusable that make a respectful connection with the environment without abuse of it.

The MA.DI project offers single, double, triple modules from 27 to 84 sqm with a price range between 28.000 and 62.000 Euro, water, sanitary, electrical, air conditioning (hot / cold) and drainage systems are pre-installed, as well as the connections for the kitchen.

So if you’re planning to move to Abruzzo AND own a tiny house, it’s now or never!



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