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.


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.





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

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