For most people, buying a home is a pricey investment. And so, to help get past cost barriers, a UK-based engineering firm has a groundbreaking, self-assembling answer.
Meet Ten Fold Engineering
Ten Fold Engineering has developed self-assembling technology that builds itself into a home in just eight minutes. According to David Martyn, Tenfold’s founder and CEO, “We live in houses that are stuck in the ground. We aren’t a nomadic culture anymore, so this is a new concept based on a modern interpretation of nomadism as it relates to the global economy.”
How does it work?
Even though Ten Fold’s mobile self-assembling buildings seems like it comes from a science fiction world, the technology itself is quite simple. According to Martyn, “Ten Fold structures don’t have computers or networking, they are simply using physics.”. With no automation involved in the structures, the user only has to push a button and the lever system begins to assemble itself.
The assembly units are highly mobile too. Just as they can assemble themselves into a home, office or another type of building, they can also fold themselves back into a container sized piece that can be stacked on top of each other or transported by truck.
With their thrifty design, Ten Fold’s units are far cheaper than many regular homes or office spaces. Right now, the average cost for one of its units is only $130,000; a lot less than the $213,099 average price of an American home.
Since its founding in 2011, Ten Fold has not said how many units it has sold but it expects to make deliveries to most countries by the end of 2018. In the meantime though, they have made sales to major companies such as G3Festivals, which specialises in festival accommodations and infrastructure.
To conclude, Ten Fold’s self-assembling technology is an innovative way not only to make homes cheaper than regular grounded homes, but more mobile too.