This Folding Home Assembles Itself In 8 Minutes

Jul 17, 2017 at 11:03 AM ET

We’ve discovered the ultimate portable home.

A 689-square-foot house can assemble itself in just eight minutes. That’s less time than it takes to listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird.”

When compressed, the building can be transported by a truck. After you set it up in your preferred location, the building expands like an accordion, using a counterbalance system to grow roughly three times its original size.

Ten Fold Engineering says its self-deploying building can also be used for medical clinics, stores, or office space. And it’s yours to unfold for about $130,000.