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If you liked the Ultimate Desert House, you’ll probably have some interest in this PopUp House from House Port. Pictured is a prototype of the PopUp House in Petaluma, California, which was built with SIPs and a metal house port. The actual home is shaded by a galvanized roof for natural ventilation, and the company has designs for one or two cube installations.

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Designed and conceived by Hally Thacher, the prototype house was built in just three months for $250,000, including labor, materials, and furniture. It has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in a considerable amount of square footage.

Leveraging the prototype, House Port intends to flat-pack ship these shelters across the country to willing buyers. Apparently, the single cube house sells for $75,000, and the double cube sells for $160,000, both ready to assemble on a foundation and site provided by the buyer.

The PopUp House package doesn’t include finishing materials, the kitchen, bathrooms, plumbing, lighting, or door, wall, or floor treatments. So a buyer is really getting the bare bones structure with a lot of flexibility in determining how green to complete the home.

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[+] Learn more about the PopUp House from House Port.

Photo credits: Dwell and House Port Design; first noticed at Inhabitat.