low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton
 
low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton
jul 31, 2013

low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton

abaton architecture: low-cost prefab home from cement wood board
image © abaton

 

 

priced from 32,000 euros, the low cost pre-fabricated housing solution by madrid-based architecture firm abaton presents a portable dwelling ideal for two people, which can easily be transported by road and placed almost anywhere. entitled ‘ÁPH80’, the small container measures 27sqm (9 x 3 meters) and features an interior fully equipped with living-room/kitchen, ample sized bathroom and double bedroom. the material palette of the prefab home consists of a selection of FSC-certified spanish fir, local lumber and a combination of grey cement wood board for its facade. the ventilated exterior fabric provides 12cm of thermal insulation around the building, with a solid timber skeleton that allows large openings to bring the outdoors inside of the temporary residence. assembly time is estimated to be around one day, with manufacturing taking approximately 4-6 weeks per unit.

 

 

low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton

the low cost pre-fabricated housing solution is priced starting at 32,000 euros
image © abaton

 

 

 

low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton

the ventilated exterior fabric provides 12cm of thermal insulation around the prefab home
image © abaton

 

 

 

low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton

the material palette of the prefab home comprises FSC-certified spanish fir and grey cement wood board for its facade
image © abaton


 

 

low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton

a solid timber skeleton bring the outdoors inside of the temporary residence
image © abaton

 

 

low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton

the two-person prefab home can be transported by road and placed almost anywhere
image © abaton

 

 

low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton

assembly time is estimated to be around one day, with manufacturing taking approximately 4-6 weeks per unit
image © abaton

 

 

low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton

the small container features an interior fully equipped with living-room/kitchen, bathroom and double bedroom
image © abaton

 

 

low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton

plan
image © abaton

 

 

low-cost prefab cement wood-board housing by abaton

elevation
image © abaton

  • At the price of 32,000 euro (US about $45000) wow! I agree the concept is great. I also agree with many of the commenters concerns: water, electric, storage, and it could be produced more affordably. Here in Ohio, building codes in many areas will not even allow you to place a house trailer on the land, which has been in production for most of this century. Government is going to have to get in step with the needs of the multitudes!

    Karen-US
  • It’s an interesting project – we are currently building a similar size standalone building (the Pod) in our back garden. First we will live in it (family of 4, so will be tight on space) whilst I pull down and re-build our house. Then, when we move back in to the main house, my wife’s dad will be moving in to it. The building has a bathroom, a bedroom, a living space and internal corridor that connects the 3 rooms.
    Our build is 7500mm x 3600mm, constructed from sips panels (stirling board skins with polyurethane foam filling void) which are manufactured off site (factory is 30 mils away) to the design and then delivered and constructed by team of carpenters / joiners. Heat performance and durability are both very good, although polyurethane not so friendly to the environment.
    Once the base was in (compressed hardcore with slab and adjustable risers) the carpenters put the structure up in less than 12 hours – ring beam, floor panels, wall and roof panels (but not finished surfaces – I am rendering and cladding walls, used EPDM roof).
    I am using individual contractors for specialist work and doing the basic stuff (dry lining boards, running cable, tiling, water plumbing, underfloor heat, second fix joinery, etc) myself in spare time – so slow progress, but saving us lots of cash. Our total build cost will be just under £20k for the completed structure.
    Sadly I can’t afford PV panels at present, but will be capturing rain water from the roof to use on the garden and, when the main house is finished, will investigate turning the Pod toilet over to ‘grey’ water.
    Using same sips panel system to complete main house. This will involve removing existing roof and upstairs dormer floor to replace with sips second floor and converted attic.
    Wish me luck.

    Adam
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