ÁPH80 prefab portable home offers appealing vision of micro-living
August 2, 2013
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.
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).